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Peter Everwine

As a child running loose, I said it this way: Bird. Bird, a startled sound at field’s edge. the sound my mouth makes, pushing away       the cold. So, at the end of this quiet afternoon, wanting to write the love poems I’ve never       written, I turn from the shadow in the cottonwood and… Continue reading Peter Everwine

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Marc Norman

I will have poetry in my life. And adventure. And love. Love above all. No… not the artful postures of love, not playful and poetical games of love for the amusement of an evening, but love that… overthrows life. Unbiddable, ungovernable – like a riot in the heart, and nothing to be done, come ruin… Continue reading Marc Norman

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Louise Bogan

After The Persian 1 I have wept with the spring storm; Burned with the brutal summer. Now, hearing the wind and the twanging bow-strings I know what winter brings. The hunt sweeps out upon the plain And the garden darkens. They will bring the trophies home To bleed and perish Beside the trellis and the… Continue reading Louise Bogan

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