The Cave of Hypnos: Early Poems
Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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The Cave of Hypnos: Early Poems is a chapbook of poems from the early 1970s that includes several poems that won a Wallace Stevens Poetry Award in 1973. Drawing on themes from Buddhism and Greek mythology, these brief poems celebrate the flesh, while probing its brevity and suffering. It is available as a PDF file under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

The chapbook includes the following poems:


Men dream into flesh
between long nights,
weaving their breath
into memory,
and believing
that memory
mirrors the world,
as if men's names
were not just water
singing softly
to be heard.