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Poems of Geraldine Connolly

1. Blue Bridge 1/13/2003
2. In Praise of Dawn 4/11/2012
3. Lydia 4/11/2012
4. New Territory 1/1/2004
5. Procession of All Souls 4/11/2012
6. Regrets 4/11/2012
7. The Entropy of Pleasure 4/11/2012
8. The Summer I Was Sixteen 1/13/2003
9. To a Joshua Tree 4/11/2012
10. Why I was sent to Boarding School 4/11/2012

In Praise of Dawn

You can keep afternoon and its dwindling mysteries,
twilight with its seedy hauteur. You can have night
with its phony neon and rented motel rooms.
I prefer morning when the air is so quiet the rub
of a cricket's leg sounds like wildness beckoning.

My feet pad along the carpet like bears' paws
along a stretch of furred moss. The cherry tree
catches the first glint of gold in its deep green.

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