Does anyone know the name of this poem?
August 24, 2006 2:28 PM   Subscribe

Trying to figure out the name of a poem... it starts something like "no one expects / very much from poets anymore / not flowing prose / or expert sex / or even absentmindedness..." I can't find it anywhere (even the google). Any help?
posted by tngrn to Writing & Language (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Google gave me the writer's name (Thomas Kinsella) and part of the poem, but not the name of the poem itself. If you can get your hands on a copy of The Collected Poems 1956-1994 (The Oxford Poets), apparently "virtually all his poems" are in there.
posted by oldtimey at 2:55 PM on August 24, 2006

Using oldtimey's info, I was able to find out that it is the prologue (apparently untitled) to Kinsella's Downstream. Available here.
posted by Urban Hermit at 3:15 PM on August 24, 2006

You're not the only one. :)
posted by Jofus at 4:48 AM on August 25, 2006

Thanks! You guys are awesome!
posted by tngrn at 3:41 PM on August 25, 2006

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