Phyllis Gotlieb, The Works: Collected Poems (Toronto: Calliope Press, 1978): 13.
1Da Vinci and the man on the bed stare
2at each other through the dark air of
3death watch. The dying man more than half
4suspects from the black glitter
5beneath the eaved brows that it is Death
7 Da Vinci moodily
8hones in his mind the silver
9] trepan: to cut out a circular section of the skull with a surgical instrument named a trepine. Back to Line
Publication Start Year
Within the Zodiac. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1964.
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Copyright The Works: Collected Poems of Phyllis Gotlieb 1978