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"There's a Certain Slant of Light" by Emily Dickinson (The inspiration for Van Houten's novel, An Imperial Affliction).

"There's a Certain Slant of Light" by Emily Dickinson (The inspiration for Van Houten's novel, An Imperial Affliction).~~ I love this poem! First heard it in the book, Madapple. Good book, but kind of disturbing.

Li-Young Lee-a wonderful poet

Persimmons/Peaches: Two Poems by Li-Young Lee

"My own heart let me more have pity on" by Gerard Manley Hopkins

"My own heart let me more have pity on" by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Philip Larkin, Home is so Sad

Philip Larkin, Home is so Sad. Thought I’d lay my contribution before World Poetry Day is over.

Had I Not Been Awake, Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney recounts an experience of nature: a sudden, whirling wind. But the poem is as much about himself observing it - 'Had I not been awake.

"The Remains" - Mark Strand.

Mark Strand, 80, Dies; Pulitzer-Winning Poet Laureate

Strand’s poems were too dark he replied, “I find them evenly lit.

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