Lake Water by David Ferry

Lake Water by David Ferry It is a summer afternoon in October. I am sitting on a wooden bench, looking out At the lake through a tall screen of evergreens, Or rather, looking out across the plane of the lake, Seeing the light shaking upon the water As if it were a shimmering of heat. […]

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Rural Delivery by Charles Simic

Rural Delivery by Charles Simic I never thought we’d end upLiving this far north, love.Cold blue heaven over our heads,Quarter moon like chalk on a slate. This week it’s the art of subtractionAnd further erasure that we study.O the many blanks to ponderBefore the night overtakes us once moreOn this lonely stretch of roadUnplowed since this […]

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Tourists by Yehuda Amichai

Tourists by Yehuda Amichai Visits of condolence is all we get from them.They squat at the Holocaust Memorial,They put on grave faces at the Wailing WallAnd they laugh behind heavy curtainsIn their hotels.They have their pictures takenTogether with our famous deadAt Rachel’s Tomb and Herzl’s TombAnd on Ammunition Hill.They weep over our sweet boysAnd lust […]

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