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Rosanne Wasserman

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I'm cleaning out bookshelves at home and at school.
I'll add the books I'm losing to my shelves here, as well as I can remember what they were, but I am making whole shelves at a time vanish. Today it was all the Sea Lit stuff, collected over 20 years. Poof!--and what did I get rid of? It will reappear in another room on our campus, transported by Reed, who'll be teaching that class now.
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Apple Perfume

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The Lacemakers

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John Ashbery
“Vetiver”
Ages passed slowly, like a load of hay,
As the flowers recited their lines
And pike stirred at the bottom of the pond.
The pen was cool to the touch.
The staircase swept upward
Through fragmented garlands, keeping the melancholy
Already distilled in letters of the alphabet.

It would be time for winter now, its spun-sugar
Palaces and also lines of care
At the mouth, pink smudges on the forehead and cheeks,
The color once known as "ashes of roses.-"
How many snakes and lizards shed their skins
For time to be passing on like this,
Sinking deeper in the sand as it wound toward
The conclusion. It had all been working so well and now,
Well, it just kind of came apart in the hand
As a change is voiced, sharp
As a fishhook in the throat, and decorative tears flowed
Past us into a basin called infinity.

There was no charge for anything, the gates
Had been left open intentionally.
Don't follow, you can have whatever it is.
And in some room someone examines his youth,
Finds it dry and hollow, porous to the touch...
O keep me with you, unless the outdoors
Embraces both of us, unites us, unless
The birdcatchers put away their twigs,
The fishermen haul in their sleek empty nets
And others become part of the immense crowd
Around this bonfire, a situation
That has come to mean us to us, and the crying
In the leaves is saved, the last silver drops.”
John Ashbery, April Galleons

25x33 The Groundwater Press — 2 members — last activity Dec 01, 2008 08:23AM
Poetry publisher since 1973. Nonprofit small press, distributed by SPD.



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