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Grief’s Weird Sister, Gratitude
How to read a tome of Collected Poems?
Read one that pivotally changes you
and lose track of the page and title.
How to clean a house? Lose your ring in it.
Milosz not having to make peace one day
because the people are dead, nor revisit
some cities of his blood, because they are
razed. I’m still reading for that one.
If I wince that I got cuppy, said too much,
maybe years ago, sometimes the sudden
knowledge that my auditor is no longer
will come in as wistful relief, if with grief.
So I’d like to find it. This “how” isn’t
an engineering question, but angle,
translated to hope by way of loss.
|May 10, 2016||Fire Warnings||James Richardson|
|May 09, 2016||The Burden||Sara Nicholson|
|May 08, 2016||For My Mother||May Sarton|
|May 07, 2016||Banking Coal||Jean Toomer|
|May 06, 2016||Dear Melissa—||TC Tolbert|
|May 05, 2016||Causing an Accident||Sarah Bartlett|
|May 04, 2016||Crows||Marilyn Nelson|
|May 03, 2016||Emergency Vehicles||Kay Ryan|
|May 02, 2016||Hunter||Phillip B. Williams|
|May 01, 2016||Nature||Henry Wadsworth Longfellow|