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Pablo Neruda

I am hungry for your silken laughter,For your hands the color of savage harvest,Hungry for the pail stones of your fingernails.I want to eat your skin like a whole almond. — Pablo Neruda, from “Love Sonnet XI,” The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems. (City Lights Publishers; Bilingual edition April 1, 2004)

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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 Books… Continue reading W.S. Merwin

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Stanley Plumly

Love, too, a leveler, a dying all its own, the parts left behind not to be replaced, a loss ongoing, and every day increased, like rising in the night, at 3:00 am, to watch the snow or the dead leaf fall, the rings around the streetlight in the rain, and then the rain, the red… Continue reading Stanley Plumly

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