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Stephen Dunn

I’ll say I love you, which will lead, of course, to disappointment, but those words unsaid poison every next moment. I will try to disappoint you better than anyone ever has. — Stephen Dunn, from “Mon Semblable,” Different Hours. (W. W. Norton & Company; 1St Edition edition January 17, 2002) Originally published 2000.

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American Culture · American Literature · American Post-war Generation · Poetry

Stephen Dunn

Mon Semblable No man has ever dared to describe himself as he truly is.                                     —Albert Camus I like things my way Every chance I get. A limit doesn’t exist When it comes to that. But please, don’t confuse What I say with honesty. Isn’t honesty the open yawn The unimaginable love More than truth?… Continue reading Stephen Dunn

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