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An Atlas of the Difficult World by Adrienne Rich
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Mar 08, 09

Read in March, 2009

..."I know you are reading this poem as you pace beside the stove
warming milk, a crying child on your shoulder, a book in your
hand
because life is short, and you too are thirsty.
I know you are reading this poem listening for something, torn
between bitterness and hope
turning back once again to the task you cannot refuse."...

(Adrienne Rich, "Dedications")
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