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Frank Stanford

Death and the Arkansas River Walking from the killing place, Walking in the mud, The bootsoles leave little hexes in the kitchen. One summer there was a place Where everyone chewed dirt in their supper. It was a place like an attic With a chest of orchids pressed in books. Men cleaned their fingernails In… Continue reading Frank Stanford

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Pablo Neruda

You change between teeth and desire into nothing but cool light that loosens into a stream that touched us singing. And thus you don’t weigh us down in the burning siesta hour, you don’t weigh us down, you just go by and your great heart like a cold ember changed into the water of a… Continue reading Pablo Neruda

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Milo De Angelis

This was how it started, between the ruins and the wheel of fortune. Love was silent as a conspiracy no one could tell if life was immense or nothing, if time was flooding beyond the hills or if a revered god blocked the growth of any gesture or blocked the blackberries’ sweetness at the lips.… Continue reading Milo De Angelis

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Allen Ginsberg

I don’t do anything with my life except romanticize and decay with indecision. —  Allen Ginsberg, The Book of Martyrdom and Artifice: First Journals and Poems: 1937-1952. (Da Capo Press; 1st Da Capo Press Ed edition November 1, 2006)

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