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

touching

Even the dark wood glowed

 

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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: www.lynlifshin.com and Hitchcock Hotel.


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