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“Alchemy” by Jane Yeh

If it could be done, I’d do it In an instant. I’ve got the charts, The mortar and pestle, the fullest Array of flasks that side of Rome. My walls are papered with symbols, and the biggest Is gold. There’s … Continue reading

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“Perfect Woman” by William Wordsworth

She was a phantom of delight When first she gleam’d upon my sight; A lovely apparition, sent To be a moment’s ornament; Her eyes as stars of twilight fair; Like twilight’s, too, her dusky hair; But all things else about her … Continue reading

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“From love’s first fever to her plague” by Dylan Thomas: A Study of Consciousness

“From love’s first fever to her plague, from the soft second And to the hollow minute of the womb, From the unfolding to the scissored caul, The time for breast and the green apron age When no mouth stirred about … Continue reading

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Poetry and Mystery: “Women” by Evelyn Scott

“Crystal columns, When they bend they crack; Brittle souls, Conforming, yet not conforming– Mirrors. Masculine souls pass across the mirrors: Whirling, gliding ecstasies– Retreating, retreating, Dimly, dimly, Like dreams fading across the mirrors. Then the mirrors, Stark and brilliant in … Continue reading

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“Epilogue” by D.H. Lawrence: Poetry for Hot, Sultry Dog Days of the Summer

“PATIENCE, little Heart. One day a heavy, June-hot woman Will enter and shut the door to stay. And when your stifling heart would summon Cool, lonely night, her roused breasts will keep the night at bay, Sitting in your room … Continue reading

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“The Starry Night” by Anne Sexton

“The town does not exist except where one black-haired tree slips up like a drowned woman into the hot sky. The town is silent. The night boils with eleven stars. Oh starry starry night! This is how I want to … Continue reading

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“There is a girl inside” by Lucille Clifton

There is a girl inside. She is randy as a wolf. She will not walk away and leave these bones to an old woman. She is a green tree in a forest of kindling. She is a green girl in … Continue reading

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“The End” by Mark Strand

“Not every man knows what he shall sing at the end, Watching the pier as the ship sails away, or what it will seem like When he’s held by the sea’s roar, motionless, there at the end, Or what he … Continue reading

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Foggy Breath of Life

“THE BREATHING” by Denise Levertov An absolute patience. Trees stand up to their knees in fog. The fog slowly flows uphill. White cobwebs, the grass leaning where deer have looked for apples. The woods from brook to where the top … Continue reading

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LADY, WEEPING AT THE CROSSROADS by W.H. Auden

“Lady, weeping at the crossroads Would you meet your love In the twilight with his greyhounds, And the hawk on his glove?   Bribe the birds then on the branches, Bribe them to be dumb, Stare the hot sun out … Continue reading

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