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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 03, 2012||It is a Beauteous Evening, Calm and Free||William Wordsworth|
|June 02, 2012||The Convergence of the Twain||Thomas Hardy|
|June 01, 2012||Essay on Adam||Robert Bringhurst|
|May 31, 2012||Slight Tremor||Linda Gregerson|
|May 30, 2012||Photographs of the Interiors of Dictators' Houses||Albert Goldbarth|
|May 29, 2012||Frozen||Natasha Head|
|May 27, 2012||The Battle Hymn of the Republic||Julia Ward Howe|
|May 27, 2012||Two Sewing||Hazel Hall|
|May 25, 2012||from Projection||Lidija Dimkovska|
|May 24, 2012||Silences||John Montague|