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Pablo Neruda

Loving is a journey with water and with stars, with smothered air and abrupt storms of flour: loving is a clash of lightning-bolts and two bodies defeated by a single drop of honey. — Pablo Neruda, from “Sonnet XII,” Selected Poems. (San Val, September 1990) Originally published 1961. Advertisements

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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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Stephen Dunn

More and more you learn to live with the unacceptable. You sense the ever-hidden God retreating even farther, terrified or embarrassed. — Stephen Dunn, from “Before the Sky Darkens,” as quoted in “Down from the Tower: Poetry as Confabulation,” by Bill Christophersen, Poetry (January 2002)

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