Dailies 4/8/17: loneliness; a diagnosis; a sheltered garden; & a feeling of longing, melancholy, or nostalgia that is supposedly characteristic of the Portuguese or Brazilian temperament.

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Angela Janda – At Quarter to Five

I was feeling lonely so
I went outside to the wind
swept yard and beyond
that to the wind-tousled outer
yard and found where last
night in the moonlight we left
two sets of boot prints, when

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Sophie Klahr – Diagnosis

so his life snapped back, a bough
pulled down then released
——-into the dusk,

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Tomas O. Morin – Saudades

When that word, one part swine,
one part evasion, first wobbled into my life
I was eating pastrami and hiding in my office
from students and I know Andrade was in the air,

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H. D. – Sheltered Garden
I have had enough.
I gasp for breath.

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