Saturday, November 1, 2008

Your Letter


At last, your letter has arrived —
in the form of a butterfly.

Isn’t that just like you?

And now, everywhere I go,
I hear children say,

“Look — that man is whispering in color.”

(first publication)


Updates:
“Your Letter” added to Poems, Slightly Used.

As the Conversation continues, we discuss the idea of manufacturing harmless weapons.

4 comments:

brian a j s said...

How to make people smile,
and laugh a little.


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unusual word verification:

steriate


Brian Salchert

William Michaelian said...

“Capsules ellipsoid flattened, ca 2.5 cm long, longitudinally steriate with crenulate wings, red brown seeds ca 2.5 mm broad, roundish, black. ...”

Hee Bermiok Constituency

brian a j s said...

Were it not for the strange conjunction involved
I wouldn't add this; but I just did a "steriate" search, and one of the returns was a pdf ref list from dare.uva.nl/document/84524 where, on 15 of 18 is:
Steriate, D. 1982 Greek Prosodies and the Nature of Syllabification. PhD Thesis. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge

William Michaelian said...

Hmm. It appears in this case that “Steriate” is an incorrect spelling.

Donca Steriade

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