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Quarto: Conflict Poem by Adrienne Rich (1929-2012)

Quarto June 8, 2009 1. Call me Sebastian, arrows sticking all over The map of my battlefields. Marathon. Wounded Knee. Vicksburg. Jericho. Battle of the Overpass. Victories turned inside out But no surrender Cemeteries of remorse The beaten champion sobbing … Continue reading

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Conflict Poem: Adrienne Rich (1929-2012): ‘An Atlas of the Difficult World’

    Here is a map of our country: here is the Sea of Indifference, glazed with salt This is the haunted river flowing from brow to groin we dare not taste its water This is the desert where missiles … Continue reading

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