What We Used to Call a River

What We Used to Call a River GERALD STERN er Th e used to be clouds then and the sky was bl ue and from either the twelfth floor over the wa ter or the back porch near the re dbud we used to admire them bo th and it could have been red—the sky—may god f orbid but what it was, at least to human e yes— who knows the physics knows thi s— the sky was blue because of the radi ation, shorter wavelengths and s uch, and you would have loved it—you who wa tched Body and Soul with John Garfield ande Th Wild Ones, with Clark Gable and Marilyn Monr oe and you would have played with the c louds alligators that ate their prey, lov ers who bumped their foreheads before the transfor mation the wind alone starting the qu arrel, sitting by what we used to call a river. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Manoa University of Hawai'I Press

What We Used to Call a River

Manoa, Volume 31 (1) – May 10, 2019

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Abstract

GERALD STERN er Th e used to be clouds then and the sky was bl ue and from either the twelfth floor over the wa ter or the back porch near the re dbud we used to admire them bo th and it could have been red—the sky—may god f orbid but what it was, at least to human e yes— who knows the physics knows thi s— the sky was blue because of the radi ation, shorter wavelengths and s uch, and you would have loved it—you who wa tched Body and Soul with John Garfield ande Th Wild Ones, with Clark Gable and Marilyn Monr oe and you would have played with the c louds alligators that ate their prey, lov ers who bumped their foreheads before the transfor mation the wind alone starting the qu arrel, sitting by what we used to call a river.

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