Mary Ruefle, “Keeping It Simple” …

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Mary Ruefle
 
 
 
“Keeping It Simple”
 
 
I take the bird on the woodpile,
separate it from its function, feather
by feather. I blow up its scale.
I make a whole life out of it:
everywhere I am, its sense of loitering
lights on my shoulder.
 
 

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~ by samofthetenthousandthings on June 30, 2014.

One Response to “Mary Ruefle, “Keeping It Simple” …”

  1. a few years ago, she read at berkeley, and the library had on display her erasures: so cool. http://quarteraftereight.org/ruefle.html

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