poet Ellen Bass

Ellen Bass

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  • ellen gilman (5/4/2019 9:20:00 AM)

    Both of my children are celebrating wedding anniversaries in the next two weeks. I'm sending the older couple GATE C22 and the younger couple THE MORNING AFTER because I can't think of anything more gorgeous to give them. I adore your poems! ! ! Thank you.

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Basket Of Figs

Bring me your pain, love. Spread
it out like fine rugs, silk sashes,
warm eggs, cinnamon
and cloves in burlap sacks. Show me

the detail, the intricate embroidery
on the collar, tiny shell buttons,
the hem stitched the way you were taught,
pricking just a thread, almost invisible.