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Archive for December, 2007

   In my “free time,” I do stuff like listen to podcasts from BBC radio (England changes you)…and I came across this bit on The Fibonacci Sequence, on the programme “In Our Time.”  What is interesting to me about this chat, specifically, is that it began to intersect some of my ideas about creating an “invented form” […]

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revised sonnet

Miss Coca-Cola 1943 For my grandmother, Isabel Blackwell Roberts (b.1925-1977) “Passion moves inward, striking and blighting the deepest cellular recesses.” – Susan Sontag, Disease and It’s Metaphors Your young figure cinched in by a woolknit, striped bathing-suit, your fingers enclose the waist of a coke bottle, dark and fit as a tiny dressmakers’ dummy, poised […]

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Heroic Couplet revision

Naucrate at the Death-scene of Icarus “In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.” (Matthew 2:18) Hand spun, now crumpled, wings hang like gentle sails, harnessed with leather to his genteel back. Hair, deep as night, […]

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