The Looking Ground

by David P. Gontar (September 2015)


I drew beside eternity 

It held as plain as cake  

Thus neighborly and nigh   

My heart did quake         

 

Each lady hoists a parasol    

Each gentleman his staff    

What drolleries do they 

Scatter as they pass?

 

Over the arch they clatter    

Bird and branch abound   

Ungiving of a backward eye   

Upon the looking ground

 

 

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David P. Gontar's latest book is Unreading Shakespeare. He is also the author of Hamlet Made Simple and Other Essays, New English Review Press, 2013.

 

 

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