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Poet of an Ordinary Heartbreak
Who hasn’t been tempted by the sharp edge of a knife?
An ordinary knife cutting ordinary tomatoes on
an ordinary slab of wood on an ordinary Wednesday.
The knife nicks, like a bite to the soul. A reminder
that what is contemplated is as real as the blood
sprouting from a finger. As real as a bruised eye.
Instead turn back to the meat stewing on the stove.
Scrape pulpy red flesh into the heat and turn.
Say: even this is a prayer. Even this.
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|January 07, 2012||The Magi||W. B. Yeats|
|October 04, 2014||Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven||W. B. Yeats|
|January 05, 2013||The Balloon of the Mind||W. B. Yeats|
|March 17, 2011||Who goes with Fergus?||W. B. Yeats|
|May 09, 2015||Aedh Tells of the Perfect Beauty||W. B. Yeats|
|February 17, 2013||The Moods||W. B. Yeats|
|October 09, 2010||The Wild Swans at Coole||W. B. Yeats|
|June 20, 2010||A Prayer for my Daughter||W. B. Yeats|