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The Boat-Header
by Henri Cole
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Conversation (I)

by Novica Tadić
translated by Charles Simic

A two-legged bag
stops me on the street
and asks me
                 what I'm carrying
in bags
under my arm
carrying carrying carrying

Dead Nightingale
Dead Hen

From Dark Things. Copyright © 2009 by Charles Simic. Used with permission of BOA Editions, Ltd.
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