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Grief’s Weird Sister, Gratitude
How to read a tome of Collected Poems?
Read one that pivotally changes you
and lose track of the page and title.
How to clean a house? Lose your ring in it.
Milosz not having to make peace one day
because the people are dead, nor revisit
some cities of his blood, because they are
razed. I’m still reading for that one.
If I wince that I got cuppy, said too much,
maybe years ago, sometimes the sudden
knowledge that my auditor is no longer
will come in as wistful relief, if with grief.
So I’d like to find it. This “how” isn’t
an engineering question, but angle,
translated to hope by way of loss.
|June 18, 2016||A Fixed Idea||Amy Lowell|
|June 17, 2016||Black Storm Days||Joshua Edwards|
|June 16, 2016||The End of the Pier||Nicole Callihan|
|June 15, 2016||Whether by Drowning or by Stars||Mark Bibbins|
|June 14, 2016||Road Trip||Vijay Seshadri|
|June 13, 2016||The Bed on the Wall||Lauren Camp|
|June 12, 2016||A Man Said to the Universe||Stephen Crane|
|June 11, 2016||Sitalkas||H. D.|
|June 10, 2016||Boketto||Susan Rich|
|June 09, 2016||Go||Kathleen Ossip|