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How Manet Times

Let’s begin with a simple fact: time passes faster in the mountains than it does at sea level. —Carlo Rovelli From tremulous-trunked Ash on a mountain down to The slow-heaving sea, What’s time but smeared colours, An Impressionist painting?.

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The May Moon

Against the sky the other morning, Above birds rehearsing endlessly, The moon was pale: the ball of a thumb The weight of everything pressed upon.

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Nuance

There is no mystery In an onion—tear away All the tissue-thin Layers one by one. You’ll find Nothing irreducible.

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The Movement of Hands

The moon is where now? I have forgotten to look. Time has tied itself To the movement of your hands On a keyboard in the night.

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A Cold Wind

I know of others said to be better poets, Who claim to speak clearly and truly of everything; Whose eyes, they say, fall on mountains or rivers And see always the shape of the lips that urge them To freedom, … Continue reading

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When Frost Settles

I was born in the autumn And, though I hold no wishes Nor illusions of rebirth, I do like to wake early On these days when frost settles Heavy and white on the grass In the morning with the geese … Continue reading

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Spin

Whenever light is dim, there is always The sound of crows confabulating. Mornings are different from evenings only By old accidents of spin direction. If all atoms were of reverse polarity, The soles of our shoes would still grow thinner. … Continue reading

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