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Orchards: A Sequence of French Poems

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Hardcover, 109 pages
Published November 1st 1982 by Graywolf Press
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Shelves: poetry

Tonight my heart makes
angels sing, remembering. . . .
Lured by too much silence,
some voice, barely mine,

rises and decides
never to return;
tender and intrepid,
what will it unite with?


Night light, my calm confidante,
my heart's not unveiled by you;
(we might lose ourselves); but the slope
of its South side is softly lit.

It's still you, O student lamp,
who wants the reader, now and then,
to stop and be distracted at his desk
as he stares at you, astounded.

(And your simplicity supplants and Angel.)


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