The Flash of Lightning Behind the Mountain
New PoemsBook - 2004 | First edition
Presents a second compilation of extraordinary, never-before-published poetry from one of America's greatest modern writers and most influencial poets. By the author of Sifting Through the Madness for the Word, the Line, the Way. 20,000 first printing.
Throwing away the alarm clock my father always said, "early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise." It was lights out at 8 p.m. in our house and we were up at dawn to the smell of coffee, frying bacon and scrambled eggs. My father followed this general routine for a lifetime and died young, broke, and, I think, not too wise. Taking note, I rejected his advice and it became, for me, late to bed and late to rise. Now, I'm not saying I've conquered the world but I've avoided numberless early traffic jams, bypassed some common pitfalls and have met some strange, wonderful people one of whom was myself -- someone my father never knew.
Presents 143 new poems from one of America's greatest modern writers and most influential poets.