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At the Chernobyl Power Plant Eco-reserve

From: The Missouri Review
Volume 36, Number 4, 2013
p. 99 | 10.1353/mis.2013.0112

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If ravens perch on the Ferris wheel
outside of town, if owls
nest in the silos and swallows circle
the tipped watchtower, if catfish
bloat in the cooling pool and elk
graze on perennial beard grass,
if boars rake their tusks
among the roots, if black
storks claim the cloud-blighted
pines of Red Forest, if wire
succumbs to rust, if lichen,
if shingles unhinge in the snow,
if untrafficked lots cede land
to yarrow, if mirrors, if spoons
reflect the sky, if watches tick
in unopened drawers, if swollen,
if stiff-maned Przewalski’s horses
foal, if wolves, if then, if then, if

Jennifer Atkinson  

Jennifer Atkinson is the author of four collections of poetry. The most recent, Canticle of the Night Path, won Free Verse’s New Measure Prize in 2012. Poems have appeared in journals including Field, Image, Witness, New American Writing, Poecology, Terrain and Cincinnati Review. She teaches in the MFA and BFA programs at George Mason University.

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Jennifer Atkinson. "At the Chernobyl Power Plant Eco-reserve, and: Landscape with Translucent Moon, and: The Understory, and: Landscape with Peregrine Falcon and Hart Crane, and: Refingering the Chords for “Blackberry Blossom”." The Missouri Review 36.4 (2013): 99-105. Project MUSE. Web. 22 Jul. 2014. <http://muse.jhu.edu/>.
Atkinson, J.(2013). At the Chernobyl Power Plant Eco-reserve, and: Landscape with Translucent Moon, and: The Understory, and: Landscape with Peregrine Falcon and Hart Crane, and: Refingering the Chords for “Blackberry Blossom”. The Missouri Review 36(4), 99-105. University of Missouri. Retrieved July 22, 2014, from Project MUSE database.
Jennifer Atkinson. "At the Chernobyl Power Plant Eco-reserve, and: Landscape with Translucent Moon, and: The Understory, and: Landscape with Peregrine Falcon and Hart Crane, and: Refingering the Chords for “Blackberry Blossom”." The Missouri Review 36, no. 4 (2013): 99-105. http://muse.jhu.edu/ (accessed July 22, 2014).
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