Anne Pitkin

Poet

August 2, 2011
by Anne Pitkin
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Hello

Welcome and thanks for visiting my new website. I don’t blog, but I’ll share occasional thoughts and experiences here. I hope you’ll do the same!

August 1, 2011 by Anne Pitkin | 0 comments

Excerpt from 'The Sound of the Sea' by Anne Pitkin.
Sculpture in Reykjavik by Icelandic sculptor Asmundur Sveinsson

“I like to believe the sea sings,
but this is no music of the spheres,
no harp’s shimmering glissando. More a ribald chorus.”

July 27, 2011
by Anne Pitkin
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Excerpt from 'With the Family' by Anne Pitkin.

A few power strands loop down to the roofs
         of two cottages teetering at the land’s edge.

July 27, 2011
by Anne Pitkin
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Excerpt from 'Egil Bears His Dead Son Home' by Anne Pitkin.
Sculpture by Icelandic sculptor Asmundur Sveinsson.

“What recompense is art–
this monument to the unspeakable?”

July 27, 2011
by Anne Pitkin
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“This is a very good poem, Osip, but when it is finished, not a single one of the present words will remain.”

Nikolai Gumilev, to Osip Mandelstam