Moving By Touch

By Lyn Lifshin

that afternoon an

unreal amber

light  4 o’clock  the

quietness of

oil  February  blue

bowls full of

oranges  we were

spreading honey, butter

on new bread our

skin nearly


Even the dark wood glowed



Lyn Lifshin has published over 130 books including 3 from Black Sparrow. Recent books:  Barbaro: Beyond Brokenness and The Licorice Daughter: My Year with Ruffian. Recent books:  Ballroom, All the Poets (Mostly) Who Have Touched me, Living and Dead. All True, Especially the Lies. Just out, Knife Edge Absinthe: The Tango Poems. NYQ books will publish A Girl Goes into The Woods. Also just out For the Roses poems after Joni Mitchell. Her web site: and Hitchcock Hotel.

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