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W. S. Merwin

The sun sets in the cold without friends Without reproaches after all it has done for us It goes down believing in nothing When it has gone I hear the stream running after it It has brought its flute it is a long way — W. S. Merwin, from “Dusk in Winter,” The Second Four… Continue reading W. S. Merwin

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Andrea Gibson

My mouth is a fire escape. The words coming out don’t care that they are naked. There is something burning in there. —  Andrea Gibson, from “I Sing The Body Electric, Especially When My Power’s Out,” The Madness Vase: By Andrea Gibson. (Write Bloody Publishing September 15, 2011)

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