Contemporary Poetry

Against Sunset: Poems by Stanley Plumly

By Stanley Plumly

A strong new quantity from the nationwide e-book Award finalist that demonstrates how the lyric is basically elegiac.

Whether addressing the deaths of associates and different poets or celebrating the final of the day and the fall of the seasons, Against Sunset finds Stanley Plumly at his so much own and intimate. As a lot an homage to the wealthy culture of the Romantics because it is a meditation on reminiscence itself, those poems dwell on the edges of disappearances.

From “Against Sunset”

The horizon, midway disappeared among above and below—

night falls too or does it additionally upward thrust out of the death-glitter of water?

And if evening is the lengthy instantly direction of the total moon pouring down

on the face of the deep, what makes us want lets stroll there,

like a flat skipped stone?

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