National Poetry Month 29

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National Poetry Month 29

  1. 1. Floater Debra Nystrom -to Dan 29 April 09 http://www.geocities.com/boogergrom/pics/floater_backlit.jpg
  2. 2. Floater Maddening shadow across your line of vision - what might be there, then isn't, making it hard to be on the lookout, concentrate, even Hear - well, enough of the story I've given you, at least - you've had your fill, never asked for this, though you were the one to put a hand out, catch hold, not about to let me vanish the way of the two you lost already Continue…… http://poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/20674
  3. 3. Floater to grief's lure. I'm here; close your eyes, listen to our daughter practicing, going over and over the Bach, getting the mordents right, to make the lovely Invention definite. What does mordent mean, her piano teacher asked - I was waiting in the kitchen and overheard - I don't know, something about dying? No; morire means to die, mordere means to take a bite out of something - good mistake, she said. Continue…… http://poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/20674
  4. 4. Floater Not to die, to take a bite - what you asked of me - and then pleasure in the taking. Close your eyes now, listen. No one is leaving. http://poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/20674
  5. 5. Debra Nystrom Debra Nystrom’s most recent book of poems is Torn Sky, from Sarabande Books. Her work has appeared in Slate, APR, The Yale Review, The Threepenny Review, and elsewhere. She teaches creative writing at the University of Virginia. http://www.geocities.com/boogergrom/pics/floater_backlit.jpg http://www.pshares.org/authors/authordetails.cfm?prmauthoriD=1133
  6. 6. National Poetry Month National Poetry Month is a month-long, national celebration of poetry established by the Academy of American Poets. The concept is to widen the attention of individuals and the media — to the art of poetry, to living poets, to our complex poetic heritage, and to poetry books and journals of wide aesthetic range and concern.
  7. 7. Presentation by Neelima http://www.slideshare.net/Neelima.A

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