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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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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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Bob Hicok

Once she even kissed the scar on his neck,            felt the pulse against her lips, cadence of his obstinate flesh,            and knew then he’d always remain the quiet preceding thunder,            the silence which flows before the many voices            of the fleeting rain. — Bob Hicok, from “Nurse,” The Legend of Light… Continue reading Bob Hicok

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W.B. Yeats

I AM worn out with dreams; A weather-worn, marble triton Among the streams; And all day long I look Upon this lady’s beauty As though I had found in book A pictured beauty, Pleased to have filled the eyes Or the discerning ears, Delighted to be but wise, For men improve with the years; And… Continue reading W.B. Yeats

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