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Poem of the Day: Cole Swensen

 

If

 

the horse was white     and the green hill opened out       an animal       the lamp
of any landscape    where the angle of incident light is an index     and on the
      grey ridge

on the other side       any animal so largely domestic     a large white dog, for
      instance
coming out of the sea alone     would be alarming    with its head in your lap
      like a window

 

—from Cole Swensen’s Gravesend, University of California Press (2012)

 

 

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