日期:2015-11-13 The Gardener Caitrona O'Reilly The menu warned that fish caught locally may contain dangerous levels of cadmium and isotopes -- or was it allotropes? -- I didn't care ... That night, after the lecture, I sweated through dinner with a clever man who... 阅读全文>>

日期:2015-11-13 The Sleeping Dogs of Erice Stanley Plumly At half-a-mile the thirty marble churches and cobbled marble streets feel light as air above the sky-blue depths of the Tyrrhenian, feel able, in fact, to float as on the platform of the mountain of a cloud,... 阅读全文>>

日期:2015-11-13 Clouds, Metaphysical William Logan The cloud bank over Cuttyhunk, like scalloped linen -- just a short sail to faith and theology, divine imprudence, the tides of doubt. What was our workday, we who abandoned prayer? The canted port from which the d... 阅读全文>>

日期:2015-11-13 Cardboard Figures in a Landscape Elaine Equi A truck goes by. It sounds like a truck full of boxes. Heavy things getting jostled, sliding around on top of each other. Sex between boxes. With boxes one doesn't know what one is getting into. A thud. A... 阅读全文>>

日期:2015-11-13 I Am a Penniless Prophet Yehuda Amichai I am a penniless prophet, like a child who has only two colors. I paint my life in war and love, in noise and stillness. The great prophets threw away half their prophecies like the half-smoked cigarettes of a... 阅读全文>>

日期:2015-11-13 My Wild Children Yehuda Amichai My wild children: in the morning they eat my dreams, at evening they wolf down my memories. I am their manger. I feel their rough tongues on my soul. I hear their sweet and empty slurping day and night. My wild childr... 阅读全文>>

日期:2015-09-14 Palinode Daryl Hine Orient yourself in time Toward the prepossessing dawn. Disenchanted by the past, Turn your back forever on The decadent and splendid West And all your yesterdays in flame. Tomorrow is a promised land Inevitable as success Followi... 阅读全文>>

日期:2015-09-14 Midnight, Talking About Our Exes Ada Limn The sun is still down and maybe even downer. Two owls, one white and one large-eared, dive into a nothingness that is a field, night-beast in the swoop-down, (the way we all have to make a living). Let's be... 阅读全文>>

日期:2015-09-14 On a Day, in the World Brenda Hillman We had a grief we didn't understand while standing at the edge of some low scrub hills as if humans were extra or already gone -- ; what had been in us before? a life that asks for mostly wanting freedom to get... 阅读全文>>

日期:2015-09-14 Communion Blas Falconer They open their mouths because the body's hunger speaks for the spirit. You know this by the way they close their eyes, how they push the world away, all that light through the window. It is unbearable to watch as watching tw... 阅读全文>>

日期:2015-08-18 It's Too Quiet in Here Carolyn Guinzio A sparrow mistook a light for the light of day. A contractor penciled Transitional Space on the plans. A woman parked next to the airport and stood on top of her truck. In an empty office, a fax inched out of t... 阅读全文>>

日期:2015-08-18 What Just Happened? Sara Berkeley Tolchin 'What just happened, and where does it leave us?' 'Same place,' he said, but that's not true. We are in a different place now, this place is new, we've never been here before, the air's a different shape, no... 阅读全文>>

日期:2015-08-18 In the Place des Vosges William Wenthe Hid below the rooflines' ridge, the sun had raised a sort of alpenglow along the brick facades across the square. Eyes down, reading, I was unaware, until the ring, forgotten on my hand, began to glow; with ros... 阅读全文>>

日期:2015-08-18 The Fatal Skin Peter Unwin I tried it once, I did, I threw the kids Into the trunk of the car and did What mothers do in the news. Straight into the lake I went With the kids in the trunk And a copy of Balzac's The Fatal Skin on the car seat Beside... 阅读全文>>

日期:2015-08-18 How Do You Raise a Black Child? Cortney Lamar Charleston -- with a nod to Claire Kageyama-Ramakrishnan From the dead. With pallbearers who are half as young as their faces suggest and twice the oxen they should be. Without a daddy at all, or with a... 阅读全文>>

日期:2015-08-18 My Father's Letter Hope Maxwell Snyder We find it in the post office box downtown. In a short skirt, refusing to bend, my mother hands me the key. On my knees, I study the light blue envelope bordered in red-and-blue stripes, stamped with American w... 阅读全文>>

日期:2015-07-22 Ode to Silence Megan Sexton Glory to the half rest, to the breath between the third and fourth beats, the dwindling arrow of the decrescendo, to the sunrise over Malibu, and its sleeping starlets, the empty horizon, the city's great thought still lo... 阅读全文>>

日期:2015-07-22 Lovesong of the Square Root of Negative One Richard Siken l am the wind and the wind is invisible, all the leaves tremble but I am invisible, bloom without flower, knot without rope, song without throat in wingless flight, dark boat in the dark nigh... 阅读全文>>

日期:2015-07-22 McGuire's Twenty-Five Minutes Benjamin S. Grossberg ... as he was executed with a combination of drugs never before tried in the U.S. A portable dark. Maybe a cave inside a syringe, that mind wanders. A dark of deep, deep in the earth, or well wide... 阅读全文>>

日期:2015-07-22 Changing of the Guard Timothy Steele Prior to sunrise, as it's growing light, Nocturnal birds relay The burden of their vocal arts To their diurnal counterparts. An owl hoots as a coda to the night; A finch chirps as a prelude to the day. It is as i... 阅读全文>>

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