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Keep in mind what Molly Peacock’s book suggested.
Look at a line, a stanza, sentences, and images; describe what you like or don’t like; and offer an opinion. If you missed my review of her book, check it out here.
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Today’s poem is from New European Poets edited by Wayne Miller and Kevin Prufer:
Between Yesterday and Your Mouth by Rosa Alice Branco of Portugal (page 4) I will spend the night with those days. With the smile you left in the sheets. I still burn with the remains of your name and see with your eyes the things that you touched. I am here between the bread and table, in the glass you lift to your mouth. In the mouth that holds me. And I don't know what I am between yesterday and what will come. Yesterday I was the river at evening, the gaze that caressed the light. My son writes on pebbles on the beach and I invent steps for deciphering them. They all roll far away. That's how the sea is. I am learning with the waves to melt away to foam. There is always a seagull that cries out when I come near, there is always a wing between the sky and my floor. But nothing belongs to me, not even the words with which I cement the hours. Perhaps love is just a small difference in time zones or a linguistic accord that only exists deep in the flesh. But here where I am not what grounds me is the certainty that you exist. translated from the Portuguese by Alexis Levitin
What do you think?
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