Monthly Archives: May 2016

Neruda

Sometimes, Pablo when I return to the sprawling city you built it’s as if I never left, and I wander from old haunt to old haunt, hearing again the people voicing their love of song of sex of food and … Continue reading

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In Such Hollow Stems

Someone must sit for months, Dandelions, Every year In some greenhouse, Never sleeping, Spending the nights keeping All the glass gleaming— Polishing it With ragged leaves gathered in autumn And endless gallons of starshine And moonlight That pour anew Nightly … Continue reading

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These Pale Blossoms

May tries to beguile you but all these pale blossoms only leave you cold and yearning for June

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Another May Night

Another May night— Cold moonlight keeps on seeping Through the ragged sky— Is there anything warmer Than an old coat of sorrow?

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This Way and That

I’m not here to tell you just how the days must flow. They will flow as they will, as water down any grade; Not because it seeks a slope but because one is there. And the stream is dark in … Continue reading

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May, Clumsy as Always

May fumbled slowly Through another night last night Against dark, cold earth The first magnolia opened I know I heard silk tearing

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Study

She hangs heavy sheets On the line in the spring wind Her throat clenched with songs Written deep in winter nights The wet cloth cold in her hands

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