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Clouds, Begin Here by Susan Rich
29 Mar 2010 12:08 PM
It is so hard to say what the dead really want.
In the lost fires of the notebook, words stumble
down the columns of green and white paper.
In the notebook of the unknown index, blank
description, we lose our blue hours. Begin with
shore line, heart line,
If we’re lucky, the mind sits up straight
in our interior garden, our house of sky
the remodeled one car garage. Open the suitcase
of ink and erasures; let language spill out
in mid-air. Between ferryboat and bicycle,
between daybreak and meteor shower
we create something holy:
apples and crackers and quiet.
Susan Rich is the author of three collections of poetry including
The Alchemist’s Kitchen
just published by White Pine Press.
Recent poems appear in the
Antioch Review, Harvard Review,
The Southern Review
. Visit her at
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