Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Literature
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
A Slice of Poetry
A Slice From a Poem's Center
...It's too late tonight to start a poem, or to finish one, so all that's possible is to present the middle, where these dry pine-needles lie and the pastor's daughter swims naked in a mill-pond, and a meteor drags a line of fire across black sky above Siberia once only in all of Time. In other words, . . . .