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Blood and Light: Selected Poems, 1971-1991
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  BLOOD & LIGHT © Copyright 2000 by Bruce McClelland.All rights reserved. Printed in the United States ofAmerica. No part of this book may be used or reproducedin any manner without written permission except in thecase of brief quotations embodied in critical articles andreviews. For information address St. Lazaire Press, 1105Little High Street, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902.ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSThe poems in this book span the period from 1971 to 1991.The author wishes to thank the editors of the followingmagazines and anthologies, where many of these poemswere first published: The Lampeter Muse (ed. Peter Boffey), Caterpillar (ed. Clayton Eshleman), IO (ed. RichardGrossinger), Sixpack (ed. Pierre Joris and William Prescott),Truck (ed. David Wilk), Poetry Review (London, ed. EricMottram), Los (ed. Jim Burbank), Rolling Stone, Sulfur (ed.Clayton Eshleman), Text (ed. Mark Karlins), Origin (ed.Cid Corman), Wch Way (ed. Jed Rasula and Don Byrd), Bridges: Poets of Dutchess and Ulster Counties (ed. DavidApplebaum and Steven Lewis), Continental Drift (ed.Normandi Ellis), Credences (ed. Robert Bertholf), Notus (ed.Pat Smith), Epoch (ed. Cecil Giscombe), Hodos (ed. TimDavis and Drew Gardner), Mora (ed. Cathleen Shattuck), Cathay (ed. Gale Nelson).In addition, “Paradise” was first published as a broadsideby Cold Water Press (ed. Elizabeth Robinson), and “APyramid” was published as a broadside by OtherWindPress (ed. Pat Smith).The author would like to thank Drew Gardner for hishelp in making the final selection of poems included inthis book. ISBN 0-00000-00-0  Table of Contents “late spring: equinox” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1“encounters with Zephyros” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2Uncertain Song. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3The Astronomers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5L VCVS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7ACalculus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10The Celebrants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12Maldon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14Sound Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18Zeugma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22Brackets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26Evil Eye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 [polis] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28Fragmentary Responses, &c. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30High Priest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36Eggshell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38Z EVS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40Z EVS  , part 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48Circe-Sun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56Synthema . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57Swerves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66Petersburg 1982 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67Zima . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69Rhinecliff Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71Casting Shadows on the Moon . . . . . . . . . . . . 72Some Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73Oracle of Things Stolen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74Capital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75Blue Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78Reversal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79“because the body is so slow to notice” . . . . . . . 81At its Heart is an Adder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82Fall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88The Grotto. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89“long silences” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90Corn Ouija. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91Second Corn Ouija . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94“some risks must be worth it”. . . . . . . . . . . . . 98  “in sunny Mexico” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99Passover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101“in the analysis of wetness” . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104Avenue of Pines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106“given over to love”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107Hansel & Gretel in the Underworld. . . . . . . . . 110An Odd Ruse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111The Law & the Fissure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114Who’s on Dendron Tree. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119The Bowl of Cherries that Life Is . . . . . . . . . . 124Colorado Seance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125The False Door. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126APyramid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127The Well-tempered Constellation . . . . . . . . . . 129The Same Way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131Night of the Fireflies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133Adam Kadmon Passes OutThru Himself, Arrives in Malkuth . . . . . . . . 136“to melt/the solid illusion” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138Henchmaidens of the Adversary . . . . . . . . . . 139AStrange Anniversary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142  blood & light 
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