Form is Double, with a Poem by Guillevic

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GUILLEVIC, Selected Poems trans. Levertov (New Directions, 1968)

Form is double: first, the shapes of the words on the page, bearing the traces of the author and the many dimensions of her creative spirit. Second, the form that emerges in the time of the poem, emerges with the impersonality of the astonishing singularity of a butterfly.