between each pole they rise, dreaming upward
till each pole breaks their dream
and snaps them rudely back again to earth.
Rise and fall.
Rise, snap down and rise dreaming
against the early sky patterns of wires
change their spatial relationships
parallel shifting lines streaming
crossing down the sky contract and open
"Song of the Wires," Paul Blackburn (1956)
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In the Heart of the Heart of the Country, William Gass (1968)
He let it ring. No signal or wire could convey what he had to tell her.
Death of the Black-Haired Girl, Robert Stone (2013)