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By Ron Padgett

Following Pulitzer Prize finalist Ron Padgett's 2013's Collected Poems (winner of the la occasions ebook Prize and the William Carlos Williams Prize) Alone and never Alone deals new poems that see the area in a transparent and beneficiant light.

From "The global of Us":

Don't pass round all day
thinking approximately life—
doing so will elevate a barrier
between you and its instants.
You want these instants
so you will be in them,
and i would like you to be in them with me
for i believe the realm of us
and the mysterious barricades
that make it possible.

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The Portrait Bronzino did for the portrait what the portrait did for the sitter. Still Life The best still lifes have emptiness. The Self-Portrait The self-portrait did for the self what the self did for the portrait. Landscape Landscape is a window through which you see what you thought. Sculpture Don’t move. 50 A Few Ideas about Rabbits It’s hard to understand what a rabbit is It lifts a paw and hesitates For a moment its nose and mouth are all cat and those eyes, so worried so harmless but it might scratch you accidentally and that camel back and tiger crouch ears of lemur perked up Mouse-kangaroo The rabbit runs around eating and doing arithmetic There is the story of the grateful king who offered his subject anything 51 he wanted, and the subject said Take this chessboard and put a coin on the first square then double that amount for the second and so on, to which the king readily consented and when they counted it turned out to be a billion trillion coins (or something like that) more than the richest king could afford Imagine if the man had asked for rabbits Well that’s what Nature asked for.

Both are bright, calm, and sweet— she had a way with beauty. You see it in the brown satin dress with fluffy sleeves and big white collar edged in lace, the hat a light white puff around her head and neatly tied beneath the chin, her curly chestnut hair an echo of the ribbon curling around the brim and returning over the shoulders to a loose knot at the collarbone, her slender neck rising to a face whose high color elevates how interested she is to be sitting there looking straight at you without the slightest hint of carnality.

The Self-Portrait The self-portrait did for the self what the self did for the portrait. Landscape Landscape is a window through which you see what you thought. Sculpture Don’t move. 50 A Few Ideas about Rabbits It’s hard to understand what a rabbit is It lifts a paw and hesitates For a moment its nose and mouth are all cat and those eyes, so worried so harmless but it might scratch you accidentally and that camel back and tiger crouch ears of lemur perked up Mouse-kangaroo The rabbit runs around eating and doing arithmetic There is the story of the grateful king who offered his subject anything 51 he wanted, and the subject said Take this chessboard and put a coin on the first square then double that amount for the second and so on, to which the king readily consented and when they counted it turned out to be a billion trillion coins (or something like that) more than the richest king could afford Imagine if the man had asked for rabbits Well that’s what Nature asked for.

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