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Charles Edward Eaton

Fall 1982

The Hammer Thrower

By Charles Edward Eaton

One wants some gold paint, oil for enfleurage,The flowers leaching their pervasive smell,A spattered, highly scented mixing-place—Of course it would be better if sunlightGilded the nude in the studio corner,The […]

Fall 1982

The Barge

By Charles Edward Eaton

The river was not much wider than an ordinary street,Placid, waiting almost sexually to be penetrated:The ferns, the flowers, somewhere not far off, the maidenhead. I had put aside my […]

Fall 1979

The Thing King

By Charles Edward Eaton

The man had handled the subject of sea, sorrow, fruit, Freude—Geist— He had meant to be one of the conquerors of life, But something—Je ne sais quoi—had never quite sufficed. […]