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Lorna Crozier

“And so many things get lost. Not just a set of keys or a photograph of your father with his first truck, but the door those keys once opened, the childhood house you long ago walked into, the father who used to carry you on his shoulders high above the crowds at the summer fair, his body now ashes and shards of bone. You hold these things in place on a page, you walk through that door, touch his face and smell the cigarette smoke on his breath and in his shirt, you make things breathe again in words. You feel the lightness of a ghostly touch across your skin. In that small house on the corner, the porch light suddenly comes on.”


Lorna Crozier, Before the First Word: The Poetry of Lorna Crozier
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Before the First Word: The Poetry of Lorna Crozier Before the First Word: The Poetry of Lorna Crozier by Lorna Crozier
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