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White Spruce Lingers

There is a place inside my head where The rain falls slowly all the time On rocks and fields and slanted roofs And through the inconstancy of trees. The rain falls slowly through dim green Spaces where the odor of … Continue reading

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August Mourning Doves

1. August mourning doves Contemplate the coming dawn An ache swells my throat Listen—fields of corn grow tall Under the thin-bladed moon 2. August sleep is sparse Mourning doves murmur at dawn As I lie awake Hearing the corn ripen … Continue reading

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St. Peters

The scents of August Mussel mud and bayberry Thicken the west wind While tall spruce harrow the sky Above heavy-headed wheat

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Also

Perhaps I’ll be a walrus On a northern beach; Pedantic of thought, And ponderous of speech.

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Actaeon at Greenwich

Late July midnight The moon melts onto the dunes White artemisia

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Mount Albion

Who left their love in Mount Albion Where green fields cling now to low hills While a summer rain falls softly In the early afternoon? Who left their love in Mount Albion Lifeless between the soft-hipped hills Beside the gray … Continue reading

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Gulf of Saint Lawrence, Early July

Look out on these scanty summer days At the still Gulf in a pale blue haze. Movement? That’s neither here nor there. Night would arrive before you saw where It all comes from: The stubborn push Of the slow-circling moon. … Continue reading

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