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February 14, 2022
For Chinese New Year, Grace introduces us to poet Lucia Liang.
Grace's latest book, What the Psychic Said
Grace Cavalieri, with paper and pen, her imagination wanders fresh and bold, leaving us poetry for our comprehension and delight, which has a life longer than our own.
Letter from Puerto Rico
If patience were a ray or sweet word
It would never fail here
The keen bone of quiet is like faith
Listen to the heat
Feel the violet view ...
It was a day much like this,
grey, with drizzle,
my mother took me visiting,
which was a big event –
She didn’t drive a car,
seldom went out.
How did we get there?
Too late I found what’s truly mine.
This time, a pile of papers,
poems, on huge scraps, meant
to be nailed to his cut boards.
She always wanted to make love to a clock so she'd know when to stop.
She always wanted to be standing in the limelight in a white satin dress ...
This isn't so bad I said two days after you died, Everything's the same. You're just not here. Look. I get up and make tea and you're just not here, that's all. ...
When you were in the 9th grade and I was in the 7th you were
a crossing guard keeping order at Junior High School number 3. No one
was disobedient when you wore that wide yellow strap across your chest ...
Silence, The Way It Hides The Truth
Silence, wanderer, you, with your purposeful imagery -
Nothing inflames the past as much as you do!
How many places can you lead the mind at once ...
Returning to Michigan
Flat and cold. The place you didn't
want to go. A covenant comes alive, leads you here:
a person, moment, event, you'd
rather go past the door than see. ...
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