Poem of the Ahead Places, by Charles Hansmann

Poem of the Ahead Places, by Charles Hansmann

$16.00

Charles Hansmann is a poet in his prime and the message he brings in this chapbook-length poem is grounded, meditative, purposeful with understated resonance. A limited edition of 85 utilizing FSC, Green Seal, 80# Royal Fiber cover stock, 24# text papers, Thai endpapers with banana and mango bark inclusions, and linen thread binding hand-stitched at the press.

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Charles Hansmann is a poet in his prime and the message he brings in this chapbook-length poem is grounded, meditative, purposeful with understated resonance. A limited edition of 85 utilizing FSC, Green Seal, 80# Royal Fiber cover stock, 24# text papers, Thai endpapers with banana and mango bark inclusions, and linen thread binding hand-stitched at the press.

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A woman drags her breath inside
her window. The tide draws
back from shore. Today is borne
toward oblivion remembered.
There is clapping, keeping time,
and the stressed beats of splendor
count as towels against the damp.
All along the street the evening
brightens as it darkens, soft light
withdrawing to the lamps, white trees
camped beyond the houses.