Dailies 3/24/17: a self-portrait, a bad woman, a Shropshire lad, & some other paradise

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Alex Dimitrov – Out of Some Other Paradise

And people walked out of churches and bars,
cafés and apartments, cities, towns, photographs,
someone’s Friday night party,
someone they once knew or slept with.

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Sheila McMullin – Bad Woman, lineal question variation

When I sleep you are in the scene

You are white light behind the scene

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A. E. Housman – A Shropshire Lad, II

Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.

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Ocean Vuong – Self-Portrait as Exit Wounds

Instead, let it be the echo to every footstep
drowned out by rain, cripple the air like a name

flung onto a sinking boat, splash the kapok’s bark
through rot & iron of a city trying to forget

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