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Donald Revell
Donald Revell
Born in the Bronx in 1954, Donald Revell is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including My Mojave ...
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Election Year

 
by Donald Revell

A jet of mere phantom
Is a brook, as the land around
Turns rocky and hollow.
Those airplane sounds
Are the drowning of bicyclists.
Leaping, a bridesmaid leaps.
You asked for my autobiography.
Imagine the greeny clicking sound
Of hummingbirds in a dry wood,
And there you’d have it. Other birds
Pour over the walls now.
I'd never suspected: every day,
Although the nation is done for,
I find new flowers.






From A Thief of Strings, Copyright © 2007 by Donald Revell. Reprinted with permission of Alice James Books.
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