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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.
|April 07, 2007||Etiquette||Judson Mitcham|
|April 09, 2007||Oil & Steel||Henri Cole|
|April 10, 2007||Dressmaker||Éireann Lorsung|
|April 11, 2007||Atlantis—A Lost Sonnet||Eavan Boland|
|April 12, 2007||Bedside||William Olsen|
|April 13, 2007||Poem||Matthew Rohrer|
|April 14, 2007||Joseph Cornell, with Box||Michael Dumanis|
|April 15, 2007||This Day||Jimmy Santiago Baca|
|April 16, 2007||Far and Away [excerpt]||Fanny Howe|
|April 17, 2007||Mixed Mode||Geoffrey G. O'Brien|