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The World and I

This is not exactly what I mean Any more than the sun is the sun. But how to mean more closely If the sun shines but approximately? What a world of awkwardness! What hostile implements of sense! Perhaps this is…

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The Simple Line

The secrets of the mind convene splendidly, Though the mind is meek. To be aware inwardly of brain and beauty Is dark too recognizable. Thought looking out on thought Makes one an eye: Which it shall be, both decide. One…

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With the Face

With the face goes a mirror As with the mind a world. Likeness tells the doubting eye That strangeness is not strange. At an early hour and knowledge Identity not yet familiar Looks back upon itself from later, And seems…

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Yes and No

Across a continent imaginary Because it cannot be discovered now Upon this fully apprehended planet— No more applicants considered, Alas, alas— Ran an animal unzoological, Without a fate, without a fact, Its private history intact Against the travesty Of an…

Song of the South: Cathy Smith Bowers and Sean Sexton flyer

Poetry Reading: Song of the South

Thursday, October 29, 7PM EDT: Poet Laureate of North Carolina, Cathy Smith Bowers (2012-2014) and cowboy poet Sean Sexton team up for a reading they are calling “Song of the South”. Register for free here!