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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 8, Number 2, June 2014

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Jonathan Humphrey
Lexington, Kentucky, USA


The Long-Haired Stream

The words of the bards come down the centuries to us, warm with living breath.
—Padraig Pearse

Old men from the mountain village stop here and look deeply into their reflections. Loose strands of silvery hair floating on the surface. Fish swallow them up, spit them out. They say a woman downstream is gathering the threads in a basket and weaving a moon-colored robe. Already there are two sleeves.

dusk      stream sings on stones inside itself

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