Dailies on the final day of 2016: arboreal marsupials, fire cats, a New Year poem, & a piece beginning with the quote “our small summertimes/and endless winters”

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New Year Poem – May Sarton

Let us step outside for a moment
As the sun breaks through clouds
And shines on wet new fallen snow,
And breathe the new air.
So much has died that had to die this year.

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The Flying Phalangers –  Anaïs Duplan

 

You and I are filthy but it is

our filth.  Look how quick the clouds

when you expect bad news. Here is

a telegram I have never received:

Please. Hold out hope. The best

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Days of 2015 – Christopher Bakken

Τα καλοκαιρια μας μικρά
κι ατέλειωοι χειμώνες
Sotiria Bellou

 

We seized the night and shook it till it broke,
so time and bottles and most of our shoes
spilled from its breaking—and music gushed too:
Paris and Nikos relentless till five.

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Earthy Anecdotes – Wallace Stevens

Every time the bucks went clattering,
Over Oklahoma
A firecat bristled in the way.

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