Lisa Russ Spaar

Lisa Russ Spaar Poems

1.
Departures: Chapter One

Morning's mirage, disdainful & calm
as a mirror,
held the shorn bush that yesterday
flourished,
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2.
How I Might Sound If I Left Myself Alone

Turning to watch you leave,
I see we must always walk toward
other loves, river of   heaven
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3.
Temple On My Knees

When this day returns to me
I will value your heart,
long hurt in long division,
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4.
St. Bed Of Snow

Would rather be lying there? No.
Though my pillow is a backwards-wound watch.
Cream linen of another country
where I lay in troth with you, hands pressed
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5.
St. Home

Hard frost drops, buckles black blooms
in pewter sheen. I am loom.
What to weave? Silver threads of my head,
the dog's cinnamon fur. Barbed stems,
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Lisa Russ Spaar is an American poet.
She graduated from University of Virginia (summa cum laude), with a B.A. and M.F.A. She teaches at the University of Virginia.
Her work has appeaered in The Kenyon Review, Poetry, Slate, Virginia Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, The Yale Review, Denver Quarterly, Shenandoah, Indiana Review, The Paris Review, Sonora Review, The Southwest Review.

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