Dailies 12/12/16: Lazarus, Lear, a cemetery & a piano-playing neighbor

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The Raising of Lazarus – Matthew Olzmann
Oil on Canvas
380 cm x 275 cm


To me, he still looks dead: Lazarus, fallen,
limbs rigid like planks of broken balsa wood,
resting cold, like a dead man,
in the hold of another’s arms, head bent back,
as if unable to support itself, or maybe

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Evergreen Cemetery – Margaret Hasse

After a day of driving, I’m tired.
I turn off at a small cemetery
with Evergreen scrolled
on a wrought iron arch.

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Folio – Kimberly Johnson

The king’s in rags, the robe of his state unseamed
*************Like a flimsy
 *******Map over-and overfolded.

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from Please Bury Me in This – Allison Benis White


Now my neighbor through the wall playing piano, I imagine, with her eyes closed.

When she stops playing, she disappears.

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