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Poem of the Week: ‘Untitled’ by Patrizia Cavalli

Patrizia Cavalli invites you to consume her poetry with these somewhat strange six verses: Someone told meof course my poemswon’t change the world. I say yes of coursemy poemswon’t change the world. The poem with no official title—as Cavalli tends to skip the titles —is the first one in a collection playfully called “My Poems […]

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Yellow

Our love is yellow. Yellow like the evening sun, like it’s amber rays that filter through our fingertips, that gleam off of camera lenses, and splatter the earth in a shimmering paint. Our love is yellow, Yellow like ripe peaches left in the summer heat, Like drops of butter and honey and marmalade on toast. […]

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Piano

The grand  piano stands in the middle of the room directly between me and you.              And all the things  unsaid lie there among the keys.           Only spoken if we  sit                               side    by         side […]

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Poem of the week: ‘The Shout’ by Simon Armitage

We went outinto the school yard together, me and the boywhose name and face I don’t remember. We were testing the rangeof the human voice:he had to shout for all he was worth I had to raise an armfrom across the divide to signal backthat the sound had carried. He called from over the park […]