A Prayer

By Robert Creeley 1926–2005 Robert Creeley
Bless
something small
but infinite
and quiet.

There are senses
make an object
in their simple
feeling for one.


Originally appeared in the February 1966 issue of Poetry magazine.

“A Prayer” by Robert Creeley, from The Collected Poems of Robert Creeley, 1945–1975, © 1982 by the Regents of the University of California, is reprinted by permission of the University of California Press.

Source: Poetry (February 2012).

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This poem originally appeared in the February 2012 issue of Poetry magazine

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Biography

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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Poem Categorization

SUBJECT Religion, The Spiritual

POET’S REGION U.S., Mid-Atlantic

SCHOOL / PERIOD Black Mountain

Poetic Terms Free Verse

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