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    Saturday, April 08, 2006

    National Poetry Month: Poem for the Day

    Form
    by Rae Armantrout


    Dear April, I appreciated the way the paragraphs were all about the same
    length. I especially liked how your sentences appeared
    to relate to one another. It was getting late,
    they said. Solemn,
    blunt flash of sun
    off the window
    of a Coors Light
    truck.


    On a fence across the street, wings of a wooden chicken
    spun backward. Everyone
    had reason to be proud.
    I could handle symbols
    without being manipulated by them.
    Like a stone butch, you might say, but that’s
    only connotation.


    Meanwhile, in the photographs,
    my expression was fading,
    as if my darling,
    Ambiguity,
    were just another word
    for death


    What is the nature of the resting state
    but gaseous longing/
    regret?
    In the original/
    final form—


    without objects


    Found it here.

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