Image-Nation 21 (territory (by Robin Blaser)

Original Text: 
Robin Blaser, The Holy Forest: Collected Poems, ed. Miriam Nichols, foreword by Robert Creeley, afterword by Charles Bernstein (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006). This poem is reproduced on the Griffin Prize Web Site (from the winning volume on the Canadian Shortlist 2008). Robin Blaser previously won the first Griffin Trust Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006.
1wandering to the other, wandering
2the spiritual realities, skilled in all
3ways of contending, he did not search
4out death or courage, did not
5found something, a country,
6or end it, but made it endless,
The rest of the poem cannot be displayed due to copyright restrictions.
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2011