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18 October 2005 | Vol. 5, No. 3

The Week in Renovation: Tuesday

First, say:

Today will not end

as if it never began.

Thunderheads are not

gathering. Weary,

dolorous girls approach

the doors in pairs.

They turn

from the calendar

but keep time. I set

my watch by them.

I went to yesterday's

festival, but no one

was there. I thought

I heard music,

but it was only

the pudding stones

sliding down the hill.

Something ransacked

the yard overnight.

The anger, maybe

at finding everything

so dry. There is

nothing to do

against that.

About the author:

Carolyn Guinzio's book West Pullman won the 2004 Bordighera Poetry Prize and will appear in a bilingual English/Italian edition this year. A new manuscript was one of ten finalists for the 2005 Del Sol Press Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared recently or is forthcoming in Indiana Review, Luna, New American Writing, Octopus, Colorado Review, Willow Springs, and elsewhere. Carolyn has an MFA from Bard College and has received awards from the Illinois Arts Council, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Kentucky Arts Council among others.



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