Monthly Archives: July 2016

Inside An Old Book of Poems by Mistral, Wendy Howe

Inside An Old Book Of Poems By Mistral Part of me lingers here, a garment of loose script on the fly leaf, an unhemmed draft of something or nothing. This book has been stitched by hand. Its paper stiff; but … Continue reading

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Full-Length Portrait of the Moon, Alice Oswald

Full-Length Portrait of the Moon She could be any woman at all, caught off-guard on-guard. With her hands stroking or strangling and maybe with her intentions half-interred. But she is as she is. Her gaze is always filing away at … Continue reading

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Woody Guthrie: This Land

One bright sunny morning; In the shadow of the steeple; By the relief office; I saw my people. As they stood hungry; I stood there wondering; If this land was made for you and me.  

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Liesel Mueller: Necessities

A map of the world. Not the one in the atlas, but the one in our heads, the one we keep coloring in. With the blue thread of the river by which we grew up. The green smear of the … Continue reading

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