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Crazy Horse In Stillness poems - BOA Editions, Ltd.

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Crazy Horse In Stillness poems

By: William Heyen

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William Heyen's Crazy Horse In Stillness is a powerful collection of more than 400 poems that explores the collision of North America's two civilizations-one moving in a cyclical, visionary rhythm of primal timelessness; the other racing in a linear, time-driven thrust to fulfill its "manifest destiny." This collision transpires through the lives and mythic personas of General George Armstrong Custer and the Sioux warrior-mystic Crazy Horse, both of whom believe themselves messianic, embodying both the visionary and the historical.


Curly finds himself
gazing up at himself
from the depth of a pond.
I am this, then,
he repeats to himself.
The boy in the pond
mimics his every face,
but how can he mind?
Is this confusion,
or is it clear
that water is air,
air is water?
His watery twin,
here, there,
looks up in wonder
into this other.

© BOA Editions, Ltd 1996 

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Paperback ISBN: 1-880238-29-2
Price: $15.00
Publishing Date: January 1996