• Aubade

    Glyn Maxwell

    Spring 2018

    When you’re
                    not here
    and leaving blank the page
    would say so better than these moans of waking,

    before I
                    know my
    self as stuff at all,
    when nothing has transpired, or could, or will

    then I’m some
    fumbling in a wood
    made for god-knows-what beyond the word

    I have
                    for Eve—
    the word I have for Eve
    is rising to its place—the word I have

    is going
                    without saying—
    now more than sunlight dawns
    and more than everywhere and more than finds


    Glyn Maxwell’s recent books of poetry include Pluto and One Thousand Nights and Counting: Selected Poems. He lived in Massachusetts and New York between 1995 and 2006, and was poetry editor at the New Republic from 2002 to 2007. He now lives in London and teaches at The Poetry School.

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