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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 8, Number 4, December 2014


Matthew Caretti
Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, USA

Perfect Pairing

I move past the fancy restaurant on the corner as the well-dressed enter. Pressing in for a midday course on wine and food pairings. Out of the weekend rain. Cold, driving rain. An occasion for reading.

by the fire my mind's eye warming

The day spent dreaming with Einstein, Alan Lightman bending light and time, the past on occasion incongruous with the present, the future visible yesterday. Concentric circles. Always centered in this moment. A moment of alchemy.

coupling mind and matter eventide prayers

As night sets in, I refuse heaven alongside Jack Gilbert, walking from the blue-green sea toward a series of dying loves. Re-examining failure in the flight of Icarus. Becoming his "flesh of the spirit and soul of the body."

the rhythm of rain on the roof of words on the page



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