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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 05, 2010||Sojourn in the Whale||Marianne Moore|
|December 04, 2010||The times are nightfall, look, their light grows less||Gerard Manley Hopkins|
|December 03, 2010||Holiday||Sarah Gambito|
|December 02, 2010||Water||Edwin Torres|
|December 01, 2010||Dawn Dreams||Rachel Hadas|
|November 30, 2010||Road Trip||Kurt Brown|
|November 29, 2010||Apology||Claudia Keelan|
|November 28, 2010||Eternity||William Blake|
|November 27, 2010||Farewell||John Clare|
|November 26, 2010||A Note on Absence||Martin Corless-Smith|