1. Home
  2. Poetry Magazine
  3. Poems
  4. What Is a Person by Elizabeth Arnold
What Is a Person

Related Poem Content Details

capable of feeling
while in contact with another?

I look at the red-tiled roofs outside,
at all the angles

facing the white-blue cloudless sky
like the creases in Bellini’s angel’s

silver-blue dress, Tintoretto’s white one
that’s practically transparent in his

Annunciazione at the San Rocco
— cloth complex as thought!

Then the bells start, flood the void.

Source: Poetry (May 2012)

More from this issue

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

  • Search every issue of Poetry

Your results will be limited to content that appeared in Poetry magazine. Search the whole site

What Is a Person

Related Poem Content Details

  • Search every issue of Poetry

Your results will be limited to content that appeared in Poetry magazine. Search the whole site

Other Information