[Skip Navigation]

Plagiarist Poetry Sites: Plagiarist.com | Poetry X | Poetry Discussion Forums | Open Poetry Project | Joycean.org
Enter our Poetry Contest
Win Cash and Publication!

Plagiarist.com Archive

More poems by Bill KnottBill Knott | Print this page.Print | View and Write CommentsComments | Books by Bill KnottBooks by Bill Knott

Self(The Poet Passé)Portrait

Bill Knott

His task to watch an hourglass wash itself,
A ritual cleansing that leaves him bare,
Though no purification's new enough
To nullify the need for such labor--

Prior soon to repeat, platonic clone,
He should have practiced that horizon
Vocation, camouflage, opening his
Arms wide the better to hide. But of course

If the flesh is fire, bones are the kindling:
Still there but aching to be unbelied
By the lover, unbellied as breaths held
Until all the minutes fall to the wrong

End of the hour and find his final
Efforts,ve faded, dated as (or like) a sundial. 

Added: 20 Feb 2002 | Last Read: 24 Jan 2018 12:57 AM | Viewed: 3559 times

A PoetryNotes™ Analysis of Self(The Poet Passé)Portrait by Bill Knott, is Available!

A PoetryNotes™ eBook is available for this poem for delivery within 24 hours, and usually available within minutes during normal business hours.

ON SALE - only $29.95 19.95!

For more information...


URL: http://plagiarist.com/poetry/2612/ | Viewed on 23 January 2018.
Copyright ©2018 Plagiarist - All rights reserved.