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Mary Oliver

On winter’s margin, see the small birds now With half-forged memories come flocking home To gardens famous for their charity. The green globe’s broken; vines like tangled veins Hang at the entrance to the silent wood. With half a loaf, I am the prince of crumbs; By snow’s down, the birds amassed will sing Like… Continue reading Mary Oliver

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Denis Johnson

… inside me I carry a black night you climb through like the moon in which the Asians see a woman: higher and smaller, [Love], farther and farther away, and nothing will ever bring you back. And nothing will ever get rid of you. — Denis Johnson, from “The Woman in the Moon,” The Incognito… Continue reading Denis Johnson

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