Dailies 3/11/17: Brennbaum, the bullied, readers, & thinking in ways one never thought before

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Julianna Baggott – I Prefer the Earlier You—Dear Reader

Unfinished. Your lisps
not yet wizened to
words—dry, erudite crinkling of your lips

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Claudia Cortese – Sonnet to Lucy 

Your face, vein-lit, bone-lit, lit by fear
you are ugly, no one likes you. Smile,
Lucy, shine like a gun, and one day you’ll foam
to amber and golden, a frothy

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Robert Bly – Things to Think

Think in ways you’ve never thought before.
If the phone rings, think of it as carrying a message
Larger than anything you’ve ever heard,
Vaster than a hundred lines of Yeats.

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Ezra Pound – Brennbaum

The sky-like limpid eyes,
The circular infant’s face,
The stiffness from spats to collar
Never relaxing into grace;

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