Category Archives: Art

For Mark Strand and His Moon, Anne Bach

For Mark Strand and His Moon Reading Mark Strand’s beautiful, sharp, Ragged words, late at night – I wish I had such vision He suddenly reminds me to look out My own window She shines full behind the dark Hanging … Continue reading

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Uses of Sorrow, Mary Oliver

Uses of Sorrow (In my sleep I dreamed this poem) Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift. ~Mary Oliver Art: Detail from Dantis Amor … Continue reading

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Circe’s Power

Circe’s Power “I never turned anyone into a pig. Some people are pigs; I make them Look like pigs. I’m sick of your world That lets the outside disguise the inside. Your men weren’t bad men; Undisciplined life Did that … Continue reading

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Anne Sexton : Briar Rose

Briar Rose Consider a girl who keeps slipping off, arms limp as old carrots, into the hypnotist’s trance, into a spirit world speaking with the gift of tongues. She is stuck in the time machine, suddenly two years old sucking … Continue reading

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Two into Two, Annie Finch

Two Into Two Are we one or are we two, face in fingers, hand in arm? Are we one or are we two, since your harming is my harm? One came from two when we lay and breathed, and two … Continue reading

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Fionula Dowling – Ways of Keeping

Ways of Keeping I have kept my love for you like an unloved dog, chained up in the yard. You have kept your love for me pressed between pages of a well-loved book. With a diamond, secretly, you have etched … Continue reading

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Omen – Christian Arrecis

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