MURMURATION Nothing that can last, only this vast enchantment, This breaking through – the sudden shifts and turns, torrents Of light and dark unerringly expanding, now Dissolving – stark asymmetry revealing how What vanishes returns. These are the magi, drawn To ancient practice, journeyed far, still moving on.
Jared Carter’s most recent collection, The Land Itself, is from Monongahela Books in West Virginia. His Darkened Rooms of Summer: New and Selected Poems, with an introduction by Ted Kooser, was published by the University of Nebraska Press in 2014. A recipient of several literary awards and fellowships, Carter is from the state of Indiana in the U.S.
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