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Insight Poem #1 by BZ Niditch

(In memory of
Robert Creeley)

The moon against
the sky’s density
of dancing clouds
fell so low beside
your chilled out shadow
lower than my clear
leafy eyes
along edge’s pier
descending to the depth
of a webbed gaze
sifting down to us
that night greeting us
in a few words
to piece together
our lives
when the single praise
in taciturn language
of your minimalism
featured the attention
of a footloose vagabond
a jazz fiddler, sax player
and rogue poet
looking down
from a nimbus of thought
of a Juan Gris painting
in blue abstract
wishing to be anonymous
like pale scintillations
at the ocean’s depth
carrying the hand
of peace
from an earth-wise voice.


2 thoughts on “Insight Poem #1 by BZ Niditch

  1. Nice tribute. I worked with Robert at SUNY Buffalo and we shared an office when I was a TA. He was such a soft person to be around, with a loosness that seemed as you say fraught with a ‘minimalism’ to the extrvagant. >KB

  2. B.Z. NIDITCH is a poet, playwright, fiction writer and teacher.

    His work is widely published in journals and magazines throughout the world, including: Columbia: A Magazine of Poetry and Art; The Literary Review; Denver Quarterly; Hawaii Review; Le Guepard (France); Kadmos (France); Prism International; Jejune (Czech Republic); Leopold Bloom (Budapest); Antioch Review; and Prairie Schooner among others.
    He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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