Her Last Year.
Rest your mouth. Rest your music. Rest your walking around. Sit down. Drink. Eat. With my eyes, I see you eat stones. I see you eat bones. You eat mud. You eat the light. I don't recognize anything. Not a sign, a cut, a knife, a dark wood, a net. I recognize everything. The sign, the cut, the knife, the dark wood, the net.
JEAN VALENTINE'S most recent book is Break the Glass, published by Copper Canyon. She also co-translated, with Ilya Kaminsky, a small collection of poems by Marina Tsvetaeva, Dark Elderberry Branch, published by Alice James Books.
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|Title Annotation:||three poems|
|Publication:||The American Poetry Review|
|Date:||Jul 1, 2013|
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