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Nathaniel Hawthorne

A continued succession of unpleasant, Novembery days, and autumn has made rapid progress in the work of decay. – Nathaniel Hawthorne, The American Notebooks. (Ohio State University Press; Centennial edition, January 28, 2017) Originally published 1932.

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Ron Rash

The night smooths out its black tarp.tacks it to the sky with stars.Lake waves slap the bank, definea shoreline as one man castshis seine into the unseen,lifts the net’s pale bloom, lets spillof threadfin fill the live well.Soon that squared pool of waterflickers as if a mirror,surfaces memory of whenthis deep water was a sky.… Continue reading Ron Rash

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