Dailies 6/11/17: kestrels, crows, folding clothes, & sorrow

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Marsha Truman Cooper – Attitudes of Crows

Out in a storm to shoot
a pair of crows using my fastest film,
the couple developing together
on a telephone wire, their beaks

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Julia Alvarez – Folding My Clothes

Tenderly she would take them down and fold
the arms in and fold again where my back
should go until she made a small
tight square of my chest, a knot of socks

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John F. Deane – Kestrel 

Vigilante couchant on a pillow of air
at hover in the Hopkins-eye; excess of fire, self-contained, prone
to set the heather steppes ablaze:

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Edna St. Vincent Millay – Kin to Sorrow

Am I kin to Sorrow,
That so oft
Falls the knocker of my door—
Neither loud nor soft,

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