Massachusetts

 

 

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Festival Massachusetts Poetry Festival Massachusetts
Writing Program The Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Massachusetts
Writing Program University of Massachusetts: Amherst Massachusetts
Writing Program University of Massachusetts: Boston Massachusetts
Writing Program Boston University Massachusetts
Writing Program Emerson College Massachusetts
Landmark Emily Dickinson’s Home Massachusetts
Landmark The Longfellow House Massachusetts
Landmark Stanley Kunitz’s Home Massachusetts
Landmark The George Edward Woodberry Poetry Room Massachusetts

poems

poem

If the water, everywhere, and if she

is. If ghosts, like water, like if all

rivers and oceans and rains are one

ghost, surrounding and throughout.

If she is, like if the lakes and bays

of Seattle define Seattle, if the ices

Of Mars and Massachusetts

poem

"Relinquunt Omnia Servare Rem Publicam."

The old South Boston Aquarium stands
in a Sahara of snow now.  Its broken windows are boarded.
The bronze weathervane cod has lost half its scales.
The airy tanks are dry.

Once my nose crawled like a snail on the glass;
my hand tingled
to burst the bubbles
poem
The readers of the Boston Evening Transcript	
Sway in the wind like a field of ripe corn.	
 
When evening quickens faintly in the street,	
Wakening the appetites of life in some	
And to others bringing the Boston Evening Transcript,
I mount the steps and ring the bell, turning	
Wearily, as one