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Let Them Not Say
Let them not say: we did not see it.
Let them not say: we did not hear it.
Let them not say: they did not taste it.
We ate, we trembled.
Let them not say: it was not spoken, not written.
we witnessed with voices and hands.
Let them not say: they did nothing.
We did not-enough.
Let them say, as they must say something:
A kerosene beauty.
Let them say we warmed ourselves by it,
read by its light, praised,
and it burned.
|June 23, 2012||Ghost House||Robert Frost|
|June 22, 2012||And the Intrepid Anthurium||Pura López-Colomé|
|June 21, 2012||Maine Seafood Company||Matthew Dickman|
|June 20, 2012||[ 14 ]||Martha Collins|
|June 19, 2012||Queer||Frank Bidart|
|June 18, 2012||Bardo||Peter Gizzi|
|June 17, 2012||Father||Edgar Guest|
|June 16, 2012||To Her Father with Some Verses||Anne Bradstreet|
|June 15, 2012||B-Sides from my Idol Tryouts||Harmony Holiday|
|June 14, 2012||Portrait||Dan Beachy-Quick|