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A Birthday CandleThirty today, I sawThe trees flare briefly likethe candles on a cake,as the sun went down the sky,a momentary flash,yet there was time to wish.
-- Donald Justice
With a tip of the old fedora to Leah Iannone.
Posted by The Best American Poetry on June 11, 2009 at 12:55 PM in Poems | Permalink
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DJ had the touch, and was one of the most beloved of poetry teachers as well. Do you know the charmming story Charles Wright tells about having a conference with Don when he (Wright) was a student at Iowa? Where Don swallowed a fly?
Jim Cummins |
June 11, 2009 at 03:53 PM
Jim, Please tell us the story (perhaps in it's own post?)
June 12, 2009 at 08:16 AM
Stacey, just read this; will do the Wright post immejitly!
Jim Cummins |
June 16, 2009 at 02:11 PM
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