William Meredith: Washington, DC
from “Homage to Paul Mellon, I.M. Pei, Their Gallery, and Washington City”
…We’ve troubled the stones to stand up here
in attitudes of serenity,
our guesses at un-trouble,
what that must be like.
(These are short whiles,
To a stone’s way of thinking.)
Meanwhile, Munch and Noguchi
and a long deposit of the sweetest troublers
required this reckless glacier,
these knives of stone, these pink prows,
and among them, safe hogans of white space.