inspiration or impertinence

Impertinence or Inspiration?

From Susan Howe’s Souls of the Labadie Tract:

Longing and envy rest
after a little—garden under
trees but better still likely

to be still more anxious to
get to just daylight all I’ve
always pushed back


That’s the “Labadie Poplar”
Labadists—New Bohemia
little is otherwise known
Our secret and resolute woe
Carolled to our last adieu
Our message was electric

Will you forget when I forget
that we are come to that

In the copy of the book I got out of the library, the following changes and updates have been made to these two pages: READ MORE >

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June 28th, 2010 / 3:17 pm