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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.
|May 05, 2006||Heart||Catherine Bowman|
|May 09, 2006||The Basic Con||Lew Welch|
|May 10, 2006||Navigating in the Dark||Erik Campbell|
|May 11, 2006||Skills||Jonathan Aaron|
|April 01, 2007||An exact comprehension of the composer's intent||Noah Eli Gordon|
|April 02, 2007||Letter Home||Pamela Alexander|
|April 03, 2007||Mottled Tuesday||John Ashbery|
|April 04, 2007||Language||W. S. Merwin|
|April 05, 2007||Heron||Michael Longley|
|April 06, 2007||Bent Orbit||Elaine Equi|