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The Bird and the Cloud and the Too-Small Girl

The bird who turned white from trying to love a cloud

so hard she almost misted him into dust

How one day the bird flew to the cloud and said, 34 more words

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Poem: 'Not Monet’s Giverny'

In our snow globe of good-byes we leave
cities burning, arguments still on fire.

We do not touch but force ourselves

into pockets and gloves. 39 more words

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Poem: 'To Go to Lvov'

To go to Lvov. Which station

for Lvov, if not in a dream, at dawn, when dew

gleams on a suitcase, when express

trains and bullet trains are being born. 144 more words

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Poetry: The Stunt Double

Like a stone switched with a jewel,
in another world I’m thrown into the sky.
The day ends with my voice
still sleeping upside down in my body. 35 more words

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Poetry: Silk Road

The stage is blank now. Ribbons swirling, smoke
illuminated from beneath by red
lamps focused on the emptiness, oak boards
laid down into a pattern which affords… 64 more words

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Poetry: Mordechai Ronen Returns to Auschwitz

Mordechai Ronen returns to Auschwitz
(after a photograph in The Times, 27 Jan, 2015)

Frei is not in the picture.
Even Arbeit, above him,
loses meaning when edged… 36 more words

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Poetry: Collect Call by Ash Bowen

Somewhere out there, an operator plugged in
the wire of your voice to the switchboard

of Arkansas where I am
happy to accept the charges—an act so antique… 40 more words

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