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Barbara Guest
Barbara Guest
The author of numerous collections of poetry, Barbara Guest was predominantly a writer of the New York School...
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Noisetone

 
by Barbara Guest

     Each artist embarks on a personal search.
         An artist may take introspective refreshment from green.

Or so they say in Barcelona when air is dry.
     In our country it is a water sprinkler that hints, "rinsed green."
              Colors often break themselves into separate hues

     of noisetone.          In a Barcelona cabaret when green is overtaken,
it is stirred into the mint color of drink.

     The spirit is lifted among primary colors. Nine rows of color.
                         The future writ in white spaces.






From The Collected Poems of Barbara Guest. Copyright 2008 by The Estate of Barbara Guest. Reprinted by permission of Wesleyan University Press.
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