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    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Song (“The world is full of loss ... ”)

      By Muriel Rukeyser
      The world is full of loss; bring, wind, my love,
               my home is where we make our meeting-place,
               and love whatever I shall touch and read
               within that face.

      Lift, wind, my...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Meditation on a Grapefruit

      By Craig Arnold
      To wake when all is possible
      before the agitations of the day
      have gripped you
                          To come to the kitchen
      and peel a little basketball
      for breakfast
                    To tear the husk
      like cotton padding        a cloud of oil
      misting out of its pinprick pores
      clean and...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Old Folk's Home, Jerusalem

      By Rita Dove
      Evening, the bees fled, the honeysuckle
      in its golden dotage, all the sickrooms ajar.
      Law of the innocents: What doesn't end, sloshes over...
      even here, where destiny girds the cucumber.


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