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Margaret Avison

Spring 1956

Knowledge of Age

By Margaret Avison

Knowledge of age Begins in winter, a thin-railed whistling gate Under sonorous pines, A few shivering paces, and so far, From the stone house and all its hearths. A slow […]

Spring 1956

The Apex Animal

By Margaret Avison

A Horse, thin-colored as oranges ripened in freight-cars which have shaken casements through the miles of night across three nights of field and waterfront warehouses—Rather, the narrow Head of the […]

Spring 1956

From a Provincial

By Margaret Avison

Bent postcards come from Interlaken In August, the tired emperor of the year; On evening tables Midges survey their planes of brief discovery At a half-run. In Milton’s candle’s light […]

Spring 1956

New Year’s Poem

By Margaret Avison

The Christmas twigs crispen and needles rattle Along the windowledge.             A solitary pearl Shed from the necklace spilled at last week’s party Lies in the suety, snow-luminous plainness Of morning, […]