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[18] T he M o o n A cademy You fly into the sky wary as a rose that’s never bloomed this high. The moon comes up rich and full. She asks you: why are you lost in the kingdom of the flying horse? Why are the hats of your dolls tilted and cross with the bells of the Angelus? I am tossed, you say, like a child’s rubber ball. But the child is gone before the ball comes down. The child is stolen, hidden in the deep woods. (I have written in hatred all over my mother’s clothes.) The sky darkens. The moon disappears. You come back to earth but when you walk it’s with the heavy feet of movie monsters. The cradle scene of straw continues to burn. To hold your own you must open to the moon’s changes. You must push off again like a sea from the shore leaving a trail of shells behind for light to follow. ...

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ISBN
9780874217971
Related ISBN
9780874217964
MARC Record
OCLC
650341890
Pages
93
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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