Of the 36 poems in Deep Lane by Mark Doty, nine of them are entitled “Deep Lane.” So if you asked me which poem is the title poem for the collection, I would have to say, “Yes.”
Perhaps all nine are. Perhaps all nine should be.
As I read these poems, certain words came coming to kind. Quiet. Beauty. Defined. Precise. Distance.
“Distance” is something of the odd-man-out here.
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