Monthly Archives: April 2014

Detail of the Woods, Richard Siken

I looked at all the trees and didn’t know what to do. A box made out of leaves. What else was in the woods? A heart, closing. Nevertheless. Everyone needs a place. It shouldn’t be inside of someone else. I … Continue reading

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The Night House, Billy Collins

Every day the body works in the fields of the world mending a stone wall or swinging a sickle through the tall grass — the grass of civics, the grass of money — and every night the body curls around … Continue reading

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Bashō After Cinderella, Deborah Kolodji

BASHŌ AFTER CINDERELLA (i) a glass slipper in the middle of the road spring rain (ii) thistles in bloom village gossip after the ball (iii) pumpkin vine a mouse remembers how to neigh (iv) fairy dust snow perfectly-sized boots for … Continue reading

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