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Frank O’Hara

On a Mountain Rocks with lichen on, rattling leaves and rotting snow I shall live to finish this cigarette and the turnpike rose up a lesser hill, gleams the nether pond and the wire towers        on the horizon. A foot away in the dead sun a handkerchief lies dirty in the snow. I’m smoking… Continue reading Frank O’Hara

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Campbell McGrath

Deep is the water and long is the moonlight inscribing addresses in quicksilver ink, building the staircase a lover forever pauses upon. Deep is the darkness and long is the night, solid the water and liquid the light. —Campbell McGrath, from “Nights on Planet Earth,” The Custodian and Other Poems. (Floating Wolf Quarterly June 1,… Continue reading Campbell McGrath

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