Dailies 2/2/18


Albert Goldbarth  – The Song of the Practical 

Increasingly, those water lilies of Claude Monet’s
became unbodied—were yolk, and mist, and cream
and primal amniotic murk, a swirly haze
of rapturous seeing: “a dream
of infinity,” one critic accurately said.

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 Ian Parks – Citizens

Free agents, this is how we made our way,
our used car swerving through the new estates.
It was late springtime and the fields of oil-seed rape

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Daily Quote: 

“Books -where if people suffered, they suffered in beautiful language, not in monosyllables, as we did in Kansas”

– Langston Hughes, from I Wonder as I Wander: An Autobiographical Journey, 1956


Christopher Soto – Forgiveness

              for Dad

I’m writing you
         10 years later
    & 2,000 miles
                 Away from 
    Our silence
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