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Francisco X. Alarcón

If I become mute kissing your thighs, it’s that my heart eagerly searches your flesh for a new dawn.” — Francisco X. Alarcón, from “Of Dark Love” From the Other Side of Night/Del Otro Lado De LA Noche: New and Selected Poems. (University of Arizona Press; Bilingual edition February 1, 2002)

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Carl Sandburg

What is there for you in the birds, the birds, the birds, crying down in the north wind in September—acres of birds spotting the air going south? Is there something finished? And some new beginning on the way? —  Carl Sandburg, from section “Falltime” in “Redhaw Winds,” Poetry (October 1918)

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