Dailies 7/3/17: on top of the utopian arc Paul Muldoon sings us a song, & the horse came back but not the rider, & light pours through muslin

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Gerard Smyth – The Horse Came Back But Not the Rider

On The Lament for Art Ó Laoghaire

The horse came back but not the rider.
There was blood on the saddle
and a cry of lament in the rooms of the house—
a cry they heard in the next Parish,

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Read more about the original lament 

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Paul Muldoon – Cuttlebone

[instrumental]

Here’s to the bitter leaf
On top of the flagpole
Here’s to what comes to grief
On a coral shoal

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August Kleinzahler – Land’s End

This air,
you say, feels as if it hasn’t touched land
for a thousand miles
,

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Mary Jo Bang – In the Street

Here we are, on top of the utopian arc. The water is shallow. An oil spill shimmers on the surface like a lens catches light and folds it in front of a mirror. If someone stands next to you, they are

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