Monthly Archives: May 2011

Dorothea Lasky : Ars Poetica

Ars Poetica I wanted to tell the veterinary assistant about the cat video Jason sent me But I resisted for fear she’d think it strange I am very lonely Yesterday my boyfriend called me, drunk again And interspersed between ringing … Continue reading

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Pablo Neruda: Fable of the Mermaid and the Drunks

Fable of the Mermaid and the Drunks All those men were there inside, when she came in totally naked. They had been drinking: they began to spit. Newly come from the river, she knew nothing. She was a mermaid who … Continue reading

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The First Word Ever You Spoke Was…

The first word that you ever spoke was: light. Thus time began. For long you said no more. Man was your second, and a frightening, word (the sound of it still shrouds us in its night), and then again you … Continue reading

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