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  • June 11th, 2007

    Robin Becker. Domain of Perfect Affection. University of Pittsburgh Press.

  • June 11th, 2007

    I attended the reunion,
    talk brisk but diluted by time.
    A colleague raised his glass
    to praise me, His legacy here is legendary.
    Not one of us knows what I was like.

    News of former colleagues, vanished friends --
    this one was commended, that one was broken
    by onerous obligations, and she is dissatisfied
    but no longer ill.

    Looking down six stories, I saw a woman

  • June 11th, 2007

    Under the Pergola

    An Adirondack chair, painted in a primary color,
    in one corner, under the pergola, the blooming vine
    appealing above – people an abundance
    of themselves, prodigal in sunglasses, in the shade.

    Will I speak to him, and if so, do I call him
    “Mr. Secretary”? He groans into his chair,
    opens the Times, reads, then glances at me,

  • April 5th, 2007

    Wallace Stevens traveled to Florida as a businessman for the first time in 1922, and took two-to-three-week winter trips there for the next twenty years, leaving the wife at home.