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Gwendolyn Brooks Park, Topeka
They carved the letters yellow,
the wood around the letters green,
chained a picnic table to the grass
out near where the roof of the dead
mall directs a crack
of sunset to radiate the Burger King sign gold.
Last place open after midnight:
then apartment windows hold
stars and satellites in the cold.
A creek runs like a paper fold
from one corner of park to other,
twenty or thirty blocks from where
she took her first breaths of infancy
in the only city I know of
with the letters for poet
that does not also carry
a port or a point in its name.
|September 25, 2010||Queen-Anne's-Lace||William Carlos Williams|
|September 24, 2010||Think Tank [excerpts]||Julie Carr|
|September 23, 2010||Abandonment Under the Walnut Tree||D. A. Powell|
|September 22, 2010||A Kite for Aibhin||Seamus Heaney|
|September 21, 2010||Celestial||Tina Chang|
|September 20, 2010||Translations||Michael Dickman|
|September 19, 2010||To Autumn||John Keats|
|September 18, 2010||To Autumn||William Blake|
|September 17, 2010||NINE, 40||Anne Tardos|
|September 16, 2010||Extraordinary Rendition||Paul Muldoon|