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  Shakily out under cedar in space and the green   space and green redcedar     out of

  sunblack cedar grown       of   earth earth of cedar grown of   sunblack

  a father loves to know hollow noons of     a mother   knows to let high white   bells as

  inner men and woman crying         inner man and women laughing [End Page 152]

Christopher Patton

Christopher Patton is at work on a book called “Dumuzi”—poems from which have appeared in Versal, Eleven Eleven, and the Kenyon Review. He teaches at Western Washington University.



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