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All night our room was outer-walled with rain.
Drops fell and flattened on the tin roof,
And rang like little disks of metal.
Ping!—Ping!—and there was not a pin-point of silence between
The rain rattled and clashed,
And the slats of the shutters danced and glittered.
But to me the darkness was red-gold and crocus-colored
With your brightness,
And the words you whispered to me
Sprang up and flamed—orange torches against the rain.
Torches against the wall of cool, silver rain!
|October 01, 2010||Aubade||Devin Johnston|
|September 30, 2010||Witness||Forrest Gander|
|September 29, 2010||Vespertina Cognitio||Natasha Trethewey|
|September 28, 2010||9773 Comanche Ave.||David Trinidad|
|September 27, 2010||Apocalypse Soliloquy||Scott Hightower|
|September 26, 2010||Rhapsody on a Windy Night||T. S. Eliot|
|September 25, 2010||Queen-Anne's-Lace||William Carlos Williams|
|September 24, 2010||Think Tank [excerpts]||Julie Carr|
|September 23, 2010||Abandonment Under the Walnut Tree||D. A. Powell|
|September 22, 2010||A Kite for Aibhin||Seamus Heaney|