Coast the Wind

Hart Crane's images in this poem are so vivid and true.  I suspect the song and the bird in the first stanza inspired me when writing "Coast the Wind."
 
Forgetfulness is like a song
That, freed from beat and measure, wanders.
Forgetfulness is like a bird whose wings are reconciled,
Outspread and motionless, --
A bird that coasts the wind unwearyingly.

Forgetfulness is rain at night,
Or an old house in a forest, -- or a child.
Forgetfulness is white, -- white as a blasted tree,
And it may stun the sybil into prophecy,
Or bury the Gods.

I can remember much forgetfulness.

- Harold Hart Crane

 

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