A Token

By Robert Creeley 1926–2005 Robert Creeley
My lady
fair with
soft
arms, what

can I say to   
you—words, words   
as if all
worlds were there.

Robert Creeley, “A Token” from The Collected Poems of Robert Creeley, 1945-1975. Copyright © 1992 by the Regents of the University of California. Reprinted with the permission of the University of California Press, www.ucpress.edu.

Source: The Collected Poems of Robert Creeley 1945-1975 (University of California Press, 2006)

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Poet Robert Creeley 1926–2005

POET’S REGION U.S., Mid-Atlantic

SCHOOL / PERIOD Black Mountain

Subjects Relationships, Love, Romantic Love

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Once known primarily for his association with the group called the “Black Mountain Poets,” at the time of his death in 2005, Robert Creeley was widely recognized as one of the most important and influential American poets of the twentieth century. His poetry is noted for both its concision and emotional power. Albert Mobilio, writing in the Voice Literary Supplement, observed: “Creeley has shaped his own audience. The much . . .

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SUBJECT Relationships, Love, Romantic Love

POET’S REGION U.S., Mid-Atlantic

SCHOOL / PERIOD Black Mountain

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