Review: 7 years from somewhere–Poems

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5.0 out of 5 stars Desperately Needs to Be Reprinted and Reissued

September 3, 2007

Philip Levine

For the longest time I have been carrying this thin volume of poems with me, as a solace and comfort item over the course a very interesting career in the Marines and the Central Intelligence Agency.

Below is a second volume I am adding to my briefcase, in French and English side by side.

Philip Levine is a warrior’s poet. Here are nine lines from the poem PEACE:

One words go slowly out
and the sun burns
them before they
even speak. It is
as though the earth
were tired of our talk
and wanted peace, an end
to promises, perhaps an
end to us.

See also
The Astonished Universe

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