Almost Invisible by Mark Strand

By Mark Strand

From Pulitzer Prize--winner Mark Strand comes an exquisitely witty and poignant sequence of prose poems. occasionally showing as natural prose, occasionally as impure poetry, yet continuously with Strand's readability and straightforwardness of fashion, they're like riddles, their solutions vanishing simply as they seem within sight. myth, family satire, meditation, funny story, and myth all come jointly in what's arguably the liveliest, such a lot unique ebook that Strand has but written.

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R6); multa adverbial ace. [§GI6] many [times]; scansion indicates manus (not maniis), and context shows that this is ace. pl. after tendebam (tendo -ere stretch); caerula blue; templa here regions; take blanda (coaxing) with voce (instrumental abl. [§G47 ]). I7 vixjust now; aegro cum corde meo with my heart sick. The Dream of flia haec ecfatus pater, germana, repente recessit nee sese dedit in conspectum corde cupitus, quamquam multa manus ad caeli caerula templa tendebam lacrimans et blanda voce vocabam.

0. ) I 2 cita quick, adj. agreeing with the subject anus (-iis F. old woman, perhaps here a nurse), but trans. quickly [§G 55]; take cum tremulis (shaking) with artubus (artus -iis M. limb-a few 4th-dec!. /abl. pl. , light, but trans. torch). tiilia is the object of memorat (historic pres. , she spoke thus (the understood subject is ilia); lacrimans (lacrimo -are cry) and exterrita (exterreo •ere frighten) agree with the subject of memo rat; take somno (abl. of separation [§G 40]) with exterrita, frightened out of sleep.

3 nomen cognate ace. /F. parent. 4 corde ••• suo abl. of manner [§G45) with [all] her heart; dilexit (diligo -ere) B I loved. s£ Natos duos two sons; creo -are give birth to; horunc archaic form of horum; alterum ... alium ... the one .. the other ... (the variation is because of the meter); linquit (linquo -ere leave) and locat (loco -are put) either are historic presents [§G 6o l or represent the state of affairs at Claudia's death. Supply erat-both phrases are ablatives of description [§G 44); sermo sermonis M.

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