The Entangled Bank              David LaMotte

The Real Work:  Knowing Nothing

How do we know a thing?  Creature of edges, ecotones... the listener in the snow... who knows in singing not to sing... What is there to know?.... Nothing will come of nothing... Dark energy... Poems of playful negations... poems that help us ride the mysterious and beautiful knowing of our own absence and teach us what to make of a diminished thing....

Robert Frost

“The Census Taker”

“Nothing Gold Can Stay”

“The Ovenbird”

Wallace Stevens

“The Snow Man”