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This book represents Nathan’s final selection of poetry from 1950-1973.



Thoughts of Growing Older In every man there’s Lucifer and God; One with his Doubt, the Other with His rod For blossom’s, and to keep His sheep in line. Little by little, God grows more benign, While the rebellious Spirit that denies Gets whittled down to size.

“Old poets, true poets do not fade. Chronological age becomes an experience, a seasoning. The past is not more remote, but a larger territory remaining to be explored. The future is fated but the poet goes toward it, resolved to take a new sounding. That is the measure of Robert Nathan, in his 80th year. The evidence is in a handsome chapbook, EVENING SONG . Selected Poems 1950-1973.”

Robert Kirsch
Los Angeles Times