These pages are from the book The Design of Poetry by Carl Lehmann-Haupt.The book is modeled on those little books of poetic form that attempt to desrcibe the different aspects of poetry, such as rhyme and assonance, metrical feet, the sonnet, the lyric, and so forth. But its real purpose is to isolate and display the strange leaps and twists of meaning that come about when things meet words on the blank, charged pages of a book.


The Mosquito's Nightsong
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