Donald Revell

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May 8, 2015 Revell Donald

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Small woods upon an incline

Thewed of the levin, lean

Down there exactly trodden

Where leaves become a hillside torrent

To a broken man a small dog

In the crook of his arm. Imagine

He carries a windmill

In a walnut shell, imagine

Across the bivouacs of Labrador

One Samuel loves one hotter

A virgin to the last of men

All onto the shining grass, eagles,

Onto the fallen leaves a Prophet,

The glory and misfortune of angels here.

Donald Revell is the author of fifteen collections of poetry, most recently of The English Boat (2018) and Drought-Adapted Vine (2015), both from Alice James Books. He is the author of 14 previous collections of poetry, most recently of Drought-Adapted Vine (2015) and Tantivy (2012), both from Alice James Books. He is Professor of English at the University of Nevada– Las Vegas & Black Mountain Institute.