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Jack Gilbert

What we are given is taken away, but we manage to keep it secretly. We lose everything, but make harvest of the consequence it was to us. Memory builds this kingdom from the fragments and approximation. We are gleaners who fill the barn for the winter that comes on. — Jack Gilbert, from “Moreover,” Refusing… Continue reading Jack Gilbert

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Kenneth Rexroth

Lyell’s Hypothesis Again An Attempt to Explain the Former Changes of the Earth’s Surface by Causes Now in Operation subtitle of Lyell: Principles of Geology The mountain road ends here, Broken away in the chasm where The bridge washed out years ago. The first scarlet larkspur glitters In the first patch of April Morning sunlight.… Continue reading Kenneth Rexroth

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