Works in the Collection

A Taste of Olson

In Cold Hell, In Thicket
It Was. But it Ain't
This
Human Universe
A Foot is to Kick With
Call Me Ishmael
Projective Verse
Bagatto
The Moebius Strip
ABCs
A Lustrum for You, E.P.
La Preface

To Bet

 

ABCs

 

The word forms
on the left: you must
stand in line. Speech
is as swift as a synapse
but acquisition of same
is as long
as I am old

rat______on the first floor landing of the three-decker
________(grey)

black____cat a peck of storage batteries 'fore
________I die

cabbage__my friend Cabbage, with whom to bake potatoes up
________Fisher's Hill

rust_____in the bed of Beaver Brook -- from the junk in it

And the iris ("flags," we called 'em)

And the turtle I was surprised by


up to last night's dream, the long brown body pleased
I kissed her buttock curve

Interiors,
and their registration

Words, form
but the extension of
content

Style, est verbum

The word
is image, and the reverend reverse is
Eliot

Pound
is verse