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December 2005

Gary Baseman, "The Guardian," 2005

The oldest monthly devoted to verse in the English-speaking world.

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  • Eleanor Wilner
  • Amanda Jernigan
  • Todd Hearon
  • Nance Van Winckel
  • Mahmoud Darwish
From this Issue
    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Lullaby

      By Amanda Jernigan
      My little lack-of-light, my swaddled soul,   
      December baby. Hush, for it is dark,   
      and will grow darker still. We must embark   
      directly. Bring an orange as the toll   
      for Charon: he will be our gondolier.   
      Upon the shore, the season pans for light,   
      and solstice fish,...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine The Singers

      By Todd Hearon
      They are not angels

      though they have the hollow look

               of beings bred on ether. There’s an air

      of cool removal from your life, the hawk’s

               indifference to the hare’s terror.

      You see it in...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Willow

      By Anna Akhmatova
      ...and a decrepit handful of trees.
      —Aleksandr Pushkin

      And I matured in peace born of command,
      in the nursery of the infant century,
      and the voice of man was never dear to me,
      but the breeze’s voice—that I could...

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