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Dave Smith

Isn’t it right to drag the rivers for the bodies not even the nets could catch? I won’t lie, I want you to lie with me on the tumbling surface of love. This is the place to honor crab song, reed’s aria, where every hour the mussel sighs, Begin again. Say I am water and… Continue reading Dave Smith

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Mary Oliver

… I learned from Whitman that the poem is a temple – or a green field – a place to enter, and in which to feel. Only in a secondary way is it an intellectual thing – an artifact, a moment of seemly and robust wordiness – wonderful as that part of it is. I… Continue reading Mary Oliver

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