half awake 
         half in dream 
drifting into relentless dawn 

         mysterious figures 
         tenuous infinities 
percolating resistible crystals 

         feet without feeling 
         heavily loaded 
crunching frozen slush 

         chimney smoke 
         wisping vertically 
unimpeded by solid air 


* This and the following poems from 100 UNTITLED POEMS originally appeared in FORMAT 9 (1971). Others from the series were in the Gogmagog Press volume FORTY-FIVE UNTITLED POEMS (1969), but the complete series was not in print until THE COMPLETE POEMS 1921-1971 was published in an edition of five copies in the Gogmagog Photocopy Library series.