Results of the National Book Award in the year 1983.
A compilation of powerful and moving poems from early in the poet’s career.
That Silent Evening
I will go back to that silent evening
when we lay together and talked in silent voices,
while outside slow lumps of soft snow
fell, hushing as they got near the ground,
with a fire in the room, in which centuries
of tree went up in continuous ghost-giving-up,
without a crackle, into morning light.…[more]