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Bin Ramke

Climb trees with crayons, and
     a notebook on a looped string.
          Wedge among the limbs and watch
               the ordinary birds while dream birds

in the books make one cry …
Who could dream it up, and who wouldn’t die
     for such a world? All full of bitter beauties
          and abilities to fly.

— Bin Ramke, from “A History of Tenderness,” Wake (University of Iowa Press, 1999)

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