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FURTHER READING
Poems about Wind
Death By Wind
by Gerald Stern
Four Winds
by April Bernard
Four Winds
by Sara Teasdale
Ode to the West Wind
by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Rhapsody on a Windy Night
by T. S. Eliot
To the Roaring Wind
by Wallace Stevens
Windy Nights
by Robert Louis Stevenson
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The Aerodynamics

 
by Rick Bursky

The night she walked to the house
she held a string; on the other end,
fifty-three feet in the air, a kite.
Wind provided the aerodynamics.
Does every collaboration
need to be explained?
She tied the string to the mailbox
left the kite to float until morning.
Every night this happens.
She sleeps, I listen, darkness
slides through us both.

The next morning
the string still curved into the sky
but the kite was gone.
This was the morning
newspapers announced
the Mona Lisa was stolen.
This was the morning
it snowed in Los Angeles,
the morning I wore gloves
to pull from the sky
fifty-three feet of frozen string.









From Death Obscura, published by Sarabande Books. Copyright 2011 by Rick Bursky. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
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