Susan Aizenberg
United States
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Eleanor Writes She's Reading Rimbaud

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I've been reading Rimbaud again & I must confess
that his beautiful nights & scents of vineyards & beer—
his green lindens—all of it—takes me back, a little,

even though I know better than to get nostalgic,
to those early years in Cortland, the smell of apples
like a sweet red fog all over town when the orchards

bloomed each fall. We'd work a day shift at Smith Corona,
lie in the dark fields at night. I can still hear the cars
rushing by on the highway, see the stars overhead,
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Chris Zachariou 23 August 2014
Such powerful words to paint a picture of the past. Nostalgic thoughts of a life though not perfect but still a life possibly of youth for which we all yearn.
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