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"Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all." Emily Dickinson

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My full length book of poems,What Is in the Blood  is four years old. I feel blessed. Thanks for all your support!

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light keeps on breaking.

i keep knowing

the language of other nations.

i keep hearing 

tree talk

water words

and i keep knowing what they mean.

and light just keeps on breaking.

last night

the fears of my mother came

knocking and when i

opened the door

they tried to explain themselves

and i understood

everything they said.


Lucille Clifton

how to carry water: selected poems

BOA Editions, 2020

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