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Spectra

A Book of Poetic Experiments

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Co-author: Bynner Witter
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 6,444 / 29 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.4
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 305
Added to site: 2008.10.15
mnybks.net#: 22388
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Poetry
Excerpt

on of the maid

Had walked one night apart,
When his beard was not yet grown--and, afraid,

She had seen his young words dart.

Between a mother and a son,

The guillotine . . .
It falls, it falls, and one by one,

Unseeing and unseen,
They face the great sharp shining ton

That time has eaten green.

Between the shoulder and the head

The guillotine must play
And cleave with clash unmerited

The generating day . . .
Till the separated parts, not dead,

Rise and walk away.

ANNE KNISH
_Opus 134_

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2009.02.08
Tomm
*****

This book is a hoot. Respected poet and translator Bynner joined with friends to create this outrageous parody of modern verse-- and the book was taken seriously, even though the alleged contributors to this new "Spectra" school of poetry had names like Anne Knish, which might have seemed a little odd, but they got away with it for some time. Pretty fun stuff, actually.


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