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The Desolate Field
Vast and gray, the sky
is a simulacrum
to all but him whose days
are vast and gray, and—
In the tall, dried grasses
a goat stirs
with nozzle searching the ground.
—my head is in the air
but who am I…?
And amazed my heart leaps
at the thought of love
vast and gray
yearning silently over me.
|December 16, 2010||On Upnor Road||Elizabeth Spires|
|December 15, 2010||Acrobat||Elise Paschen|
|December 14, 2010||Swimming in the Presence of Lurid Opposition||Sawako Nakayasu|
|December 13, 2010||Talk||Kwame Dawes|
|December 12, 2010||The Darkling Thrush||Thomas Hardy|
|December 11, 2010||Now Winter Nights Enlarge||Thomas Campion|
|December 10, 2010||Psalm||Vanessa Place|
|December 09, 2010||Provisional||Catherine Bowman|
|December 08, 2010||Our Bed Is Also Green||Josh Bell|
|December 06, 2010||from The Dogs||Joshua Marie Wilkinson|