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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & Owner
Ray Rasmussen, General Editor

Volume 11, Number 3, September 2017
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Claire Everett
Northallerton, U.K.


Sunwise

wild carrot
this yen to wander
… at a gentler pace

Resting awhile, my palm against the willow’s bark. This touch, blood-warm as mine: does it come from a morning’s sunning or from the very life inside? The same breeze that combed free the catkins now finger-twirls the tresses and I wonder which is more poignant: the steady leaching of warbler songs and whispered green, or that inexorable inching, closer to the stream?

Lammas moon…
a new softness
to my breasts

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