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) https://amzn.to/3dmuDzn. 

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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For children and snow and Li Shan Chong and Lily Janes everywhere, from a magical poet. #amazon link to Wild Milk https://amzn.to/3ukJKPj

from "Spells" / by Sabrina Orah Mark

This is what I remember most about my sons: they were always thirsty, and they were wildest at dusk, and they were always kind. Their eyes were soft and white like snowy windowsills. 

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For the love of MTM/Mary Tyler Moore/Mary Richards and her writers' perfect chronicling of one female, single and hard-working associate news producer in Minneapolis' 1970-1977. In case you missed it, here's your #amazonlink: (DVD's/of course, I own these) https://amzn.to/3I07XzJ or (single episode or seasons) https://amzn.to/3yqswSQ

from "The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Third Episode" / by Michele Pizarro Harman

...Daughter to the black box, become
an invention. Melt out the edges of your own signed and numbered print. 

with many thanks to:
the Antioch Review, Winter 1988, Volume 56, Number 1

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DPF / Strand

PIA: from June 5, 2016.

For wishes, from poetryfoundation.org.

from The Minister of Culture Gets His Wish / by Mark Strand

The Minister of Culture goes home after a grueling day at the office. He lies on his bed and tries to think of nothing, but nothing happens or, more precisely, does not happen.

DPF / Padgett

For one kind of lesson (from a repeat poem) on the night before all the lessons begin again for the 2016-2017 school year. Class of ’17+, your first day is tomorrow! From How to be Perfect.

from History Lesson / by Ron Padgett
I think that Geoffrey Chaucer did not move

the way a modern person moves.

He moved only an inch at a time, in what

we call stop action. 

DPF / Mark

PIA: from June 29, 2016.

For gratitude for spectacles, from Tsim, Tsum.

from The 10 Stages of Beatrice / by Sabrina Orah Mark

The possibility that she is not alive, in this stage, never enters her mind. This stage is only possible if the spectacle comes to town.