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She's clearly got it - perhaps I should not have used 'clearly'. I have often stopped half way through a poem, but not with Valente - she transmits the need to read on.
I sat as if a statue, and Hades brushed my hair with a comb of iron and asphodel. I sat as if an icon, and Demeter brushed my hair with a comb of crocus and water. On either side of my candled body,