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William Carlos Williams

My rooms will receive me. But my rooms are no longer sweet spaces where comfort is ready to wait on me with its crumbs. A darkness has brushed them. The mass of yellow tulips in the bowl is shrunken. Every familiar object is changed and dwarfed. I am shaken, broken against a might that splits… Continue reading William Carlos Williams

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Sam Hamill

Charmed, the storyteller is always surprised by the hard truths of his [or her] own enchanting lies. — Sam Hamill, from “Ars Poetica,” What Will Suffice: Contemporary American Poets on the Art of Poetry, ed. by Christopher Buckley and Christopher Merrill. (Gibbs Smith; 1st edition, August 31, 1995)

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