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    On the road, but not! Danik 2016's Avatar
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    RIP Louise Glück

    Louise Glück, Noble laureate 2020 died at 80, of cancer.

    "The Fear of Burial

    In the empty field, in the morning,
    the body waits to be claimed.
    The spirit sits beside it, on a small rock—
    nothing comes to give it form again.

    Think of the body’s loneliness.
    At night pacing the sheared field,
    its shadow buckled tightly around.
    Such a long journey.
    And already the remote, trembling lights of the village

    not pausing for it as they scan the rows.
    How far away they seem,
    the wooden doors, the bread and milk
    laid like weights on the table."
    From The Garden, in Descending Figure (1980):
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
    Gerald Murnane, Tamarisk Row

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    Incredible poem. So sad to hear of her passing... will have to revisit her poetry soon.

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),

    who am I but a stitch in time
    what if I were to bare my soul
    would you see me origami


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