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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.
|April 10, 2016||Pastoral||William Carlos Williams|
|April 09, 2016||Mid-Day||H. D.|
|April 08, 2016||Ota Benga at Edankraal||Yusef Komunyakaa|
|April 07, 2016||The neighbor’s buddy watching my screen through the window||francine j. harris|
|April 06, 2016||Blind Boone’s Apparitions||Tyehimba Jess|
|April 05, 2016||Transit||Rita Dove|
|April 04, 2016||Double View of the Adirondacks as Reflected Over Lake Champlain from Waterfront Park||Major Jackson|
|April 03, 2016||To E||Sara Teasdale|
|April 02, 2016||Garden Abstract||Hart Crane|
|April 01, 2016||There Is No Name Yet||Dorothea Lasky|