Blue-Crested Cry

By Jennifer Reeser Jennifer Reeser
We’re through, we’re through, we’re through, we’re through, we’re through

and—flanking, now, the edges of our schism—
it seems your coldness and my idealism
alone for all this time have kept us true.

Credulous I and hedonistic you:
opposed, refracting angles of a prism
who challenged sense with childish skepticism—
and every known the bulk of mankind knew.

Source: Poetry (December 2005).


This poem originally appeared in the December 2005 issue of Poetry magazine

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December 2005
 Jennifer  Reeser


Jennifer Reeser is the author of four books of poetry, including Sonnets from the Dark Lady and Other Poems (2012), which was a finalist for the Donald Justice Prize, and The Lalaurie Horror (2013), which debuted as an Amazon bestseller in the category of epic poetry. Her books have received criticial praise, and X.J. Kennedy wrote that Reeser's debut collection “ought to have been a candidate for a Pulitzer.” Her poems, essays . . .

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