Spring 2006

David N. Devries


David N. DeVries This marks an author's first online publication David N. DeVries was born in Brooklyn, New York. He has published essays on medieval English culture and poetry (including essays on Chaucer, Lydgate, Dunbar and the Gawain-poet). He lives in Ithaca, New York with his wife and two sons.
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Thinking. A blue dragonfly skimming still
Lake water; vapors rising in phantom
Forms; the early sun spreading a pale red
Through the dewy air—all that wind sweeps clear.

Body. A spider's work of attachment
Wherein things go to die slowly or quick
As thought racing through its synaptic webs.



David N. Devries: Poetry
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