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Rita Dove

Poems of Rita Dove

1. "I have been a stranger in a strange land" 10/11/2013
2. "Teach Us to Number Our Days" 10/11/2013
3. Adolescence I 2/22/2014
4. Banneker 10/11/2013
5. Borderline Mambo 2/22/2014
6. Canary 10/11/2013
7. Cozy Apologia 10/11/2013
8. Dusting 10/11/2013
9. Exit 10/11/2013
10. Fifth Grade Autobiography 10/11/2013
11. Flirtation 10/11/2013
12. Golden Oldie 10/11/2013
13. Heart to Heart 10/11/2013
14. Lady Freedom Among Us 10/21/2013
15. Lines Composed on the Body Politic 10/11/2013
16. Ludwig Von Beethoven's Return to Vienna 2/22/2014
17. My Father Enters the Work Force 10/21/2013
18. November for Beginners 10/11/2013
19. Reverie In Open Air 10/12/2013
20. Shirt sleeved 2/22/2014


Billie Holiday's burned voice
had as many shadows as lights,
a mournful candelabra against a sleek piano,
the gardenia her signature under that ruined face.

(Now you're cooking, drummer to bass,
magic spoon, magic needle.
Take all day if you have to
with your mirror and your bracelet of song.)

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