Talvikki Ansel

(United States)

Talvikki Ansel
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Talvikki Ansel is an American poet.
She graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1985, and Indiana University. Her poems have appeared in the anthologies New Young American Poets (Southern Illinois University, 2000) and The Pushcart Prize XXVI, and in magazines such as The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, The Journal, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, and Shenandoah.
She teaches at the University of Rhode Island. more »

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Or Stay Again

The wasp's gray sphere,
papered layers I held
imagining the wings' heat
beating over the eggs,
the wings' cooling in summer
up in the high trees.
At La Guardia,
rows of planes lined up
ready to take off,
painted tails like Lego toys.
Flying east,
how complicated it seems -
scheduled liftings
from runways, you travelling
that web somewhere
to some other place,
late, later, the sun
an orange sliver, fingernail
paring that slips behind
the straight line of horizon,
over ocean
I count the light's white blink
on ...

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