Arrivals is the third book of poetry by a master of New Formalism and New Narrative. Winner of the Nicholas Roerich Prize and the Alice Fay di Castagnola Award, Mason examines travel, arrival, home.
"Acrostic from Aegina"
Anemones you brought back from the path
Nod in a glass beside our rumpled bed.
Now you are far away. In the -aftermath
Even these flowers arouse my sleepy head.
Love, when I think of the ready look in your eyes,
Erotas that would make these stone walls blush
Nerves me to write away the morning's hush.
Nadir of longing, and the red -anemones
Over the lucent rim-my poor designs,
X-rated praise I've hidden between these lines.