Lynda Hull

Lynda Hull

New Jersey / United States
Lynda Hull
New Jersey / United States
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Lynda Hull (December 5, 1954 – March 29, 1994) was an American poet. She had published two collections of poetry when she died in a car accident in 1994. A third, The Only World (Harper Perennial, 1995), was published posthumously by her husband, the poet David Wojahn, and was a finalist for the 1994 National Book Critics Circle Award. Collected Po ...
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pasted with colored squares, past the man
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In those days I thought their endless thrum
was the great wheel that turned the days, the nights.
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Reflected in the plate glass, the pies
look like clouds drifting off my shoulder.
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If Baroque were more than a manner
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Roseann Novak 03 January 2016
My first reading of a Lynda Hull poem - I want to read more of her work. This is a touching poem.
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