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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.
|September 05, 2011||Work Without Hope||Samuel Taylor Coleridge|
|September 07, 2015||Work Gangs||Carl Sandburg|
|August 02, 2014||Work||Emma Lazarus|
|December 31, 2015||Work||Sally Bliumis-Dunn|
|August 02, 2013||Wonder Cabinet||Tina Chang|
|February 07, 2015||Wonder and Joy||Robinson Jeffers|
|May 16, 2011||Woman in Front of Poster of Herself||Alice Notley|
|February 22, 2011||Wolf Cento||Simone Muench|
|September 30, 2010||Witness||Forrest Gander|
|March 25, 2011||Without Discussion||Samuel Amadon|