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untitled words and rambling

Attacking the To Read Tower, book by book.

Currently reading

The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
Gretchen Rubin
The Road to Emmaus: Poems
Spencer Reece
Brief Encounters with Che Guevara: Stories
Ben Fountain
Ned Beauman
The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
George Packer
"If I could relight

your ashes I would.
If you torch a forest

it grows right back."
Black Aperture (Walt Whitman Award) - Matt Rasmussen

- from "Elegy in X Parts" Black Aperture (Matt Rasmussen)

"From London to Archangel"

There are leagues of waves to cross first. We set forth
in July, when the days will hold all we need:
ships, men, ropes, swear-words, stinks, the sun above all,


beds, chairs, two trumpets, twelve footmen, a chaplain,
six pages, a chirurgeon, one more fellow


who can dip a pen, write our way in and out.



— Matthew Francis, from "Muscovy"

The Forward Book of Poetry 2014