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Dust

“…for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.”

Calling to mind the words of Genesis, “Dust” is a striking work of free verse by Patrick Donnelly, originally published in DB 2.

Patrick Donnelly is a poet, editor, translator, and the author of two books of poetry: The Charge and Nocturnes of the Brothel of Ruin. Donnelly is a current associate editor of Poetry International and a contributing editor of Tran(s)tudies. His website is www.patrickdonnellypoems.com

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Published Mar 27, 2014 - 2 Comments and counting

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  1. Patrick Donnelly’s poem “Dust” is a marvel for specificity of imagery and the reflection on mortality that follows. A wonderful balance between the concrete and the abstract. The style is informal, conversational, without becoming prosy; real poetry results. Memorable.

    Comment by Clifford Browder — March 28, 2014 @ 10:17 am

  2. Patrick Donnelly’s poem “Dust” is a marvel for its specificity of imagery and the reflection on mortality that follows. A fine balance between the concrete and the abstract. The tone is informal, conversational, without becoming prosy; real poetry results. Memorable.

    Comment by Clifford Browder — March 28, 2014 @ 10:20 am

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