DPF/Ryan

For the give and take between reality and dreams. In this poem, she is a mime, and it is an imagined glass. #amazonlink to The Best of It: New and Selected Poems by Kay Ryan (p.54). 


from "How Successful Can She Afford to Be?" / by Kay Ryan 


Would she be glad
if it left a ring,
if she could 
add to the manifest,
passing a thing
out of the dream?




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DPF/Akhmatova

For the saving grace of art. #amazonlink to The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova https://amzn.to/3ytLtTG


from "In Place of a Forward" for "Poem Without a Hero" / by Anna Akhmatova, translated by Judith Hemschemeyer, edited by Roberta Reeder 


     The poem does not have any third, seventh, or 
     twenty-ninth meanings.
     I shall neither change it nor explain it. 
     'What I have written -- I have written.'




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