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The Tower’s Wish

In Cladich on a domed isle, Near no settlement at all, A great tower points the moon, Brought whole from west a mile, From the cool volcanic wall, Obsidian-hewn. What can it wish but for the war That raves and … Continue reading

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Now the Morning Come

Now the morning come And fair-eyed imp awake; Hand that was numb And throat that ached, Quick, take up a pen, Take up the early song, Write of now and then, Recite again the long Lyric, the monolithic soul: Aware … Continue reading

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Their Inborn Elf

By the guidance of a True Self, The true selves aim to act: Blame the covetous taunting Of a timeless inborn elf, Whose will they would enact, But for wanting.

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The Mythic Responsibility

Who will seek the mythic now, As skeptics now accept the shade Of almond trees where Nana sat, And starting from the golden bough, Who will stray where Yeats had strayed, And who will call his pale moon cat? And … Continue reading

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The Eyes of Love

Who dreamed that love was a mutual thing? To these green eyes, with all confidence, All, as in the tree’s shade-giving sense, A wasp could not deliver its sting, Nor the field its fence. The lonely world is pacing by: … Continue reading

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Finding Kincaid in Diamond Cafe

She said she was dreaming of a coconut grove. “A coconut grove?” I said. “Where?” On some island somewhere, she said. “Don’t you ever think of traveling, John?” I told her it was mean to say that. She chuffed. The … Continue reading

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Dastra (1)

By the churning failing terraform, residents of New Lake Fens walk the chert rock paths beside a lime-coloured light. Like fire the terraform flickers against their faces and heavy clothes, their feet slap the flint. The terraform eats more than … Continue reading

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