Poems

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11.
Castile

Orange blossoms blowing over Castile
children begging for coins

I met my love under an orange tree
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12.
Confession

To say I'm without fear--
It wouldn't be true.
I'm afraid of sickness, humiliation.
Like anyone, I have my dreams.
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13.
Circe's Grief

In the end, I made myself
Known to your wife as
A god would, in her own house, in
Ithaca, a voice
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14.
Love Poem

There is always something to be made of pain.
Your mother knits.
She turns out scarves in every shade of red.
They were for Christmas, and they kept you warm
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15.
April

No one's despair is like my despair--

You have no place in this garden
thinking such things, producing
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16.
Midnight

Speak to me, aching heart: what
Ridiculous errand are you inventing for yourself
Weeping in the dark garage
With your sack of garbage: it is not your job
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17.
The Red Poppy

The great thing
is not having
a mind. Feelings:
oh, I have those; they
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18.
Matins

You want to know how I spend my time?
I walk the front lawn, pretending
to be weeding. You ought to know
I'm never weeding, on my knees, pulling
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19.
Nostos

There was an apple tree in the yard --
this would have been
forty years ago -- behind,
only meadows. Drifts
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20.
The Triumph Of Achilles

In the story of Patroclus
no one survives, not even Achilles
who was nearly a god.
Patroclus resembled him; they wore
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