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Exercise by W. S. Merwin

First forget what time it is for an hour do it regularly every day then forget what day of the week it is do this regularly for a week then forget what country you are in and practice doing it … Continue reading

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A Burnt Ship by John Donne

Out of a fired ship, which by no way But drowning could be rescued from the flame, Some men leaped forth, and ever as they came Near the foes’ ships, did by their shot decay; So all were lost, which … Continue reading

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Burning Trash by John Updike

At night—the light turned off, the filament Unburdened of its atom-eating charge, His wife asleep, her breathing dipping low To touch a swampy source—he thought of death. Her father’s hilltop home allowed him time To sense the nothing standing like … Continue reading

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the lesson of the moth by Don Marquis

i was talking to a moth the other evening he was trying to break into an electric light bulb and fry himself on the wires why do you fellows pull this stunt i asked him because it is the conventional … Continue reading

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