Point of Americas II
Comb-bound: 65 pp.
Brodsky composed the forty-one poems in Point of Americas II during the spring and summer of 1974. The first and last sections of the book detail his visits to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he and his wife "delight in being elements of an endless day," capturing the relaxed mind’s reflections on walking the beach, watching the sun set or storm clouds gather, and observing sunbathers, boaters, and the lush surroundings, all in contrast to the middle section’s study of Midwestern life as seen by a poet content to spend weekdays camouflaged as a plant manager and Sunday mornings surveying simple activities at home or around the town square.
Royal palm trees lean easterly.
Despite the storm, three sailboats
Beyond the scope time defines by its horizon.