Geoffrey Young's most recent book of poetry is Lights Out.
I give away all that I am
frame moments that remain
rolled straight from brown eyes
I know charms turn the crowd to action
another silent chill says
alone is a way-station to form
In a siren voice the months are singing "Mood Indigo"
I must wash their aftertaste down with a quart of Lethe
for all the optimism I lost this winter. On shelves the
alphabetical friction of names irritates. I move letters
" ... guages
lines of a Flemish horse
Briggflatts, part 2
I was a grad student in 1967 when Basil Bunting, then 67, came to teach at our school. It was Hugh Kenner, the author of The Pound Era, who had invited the poet to Santa Barbara.