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Nancy’s Garden before a Storm
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The garden, she says, is full of promise.
She says that every spring.

Full of her kiwi, nuts, and cheese, I wander through
her love for growing things:

bleeding hearts waiting to be shaken,
dogwoods’ dreaming tongues

starred by the first few drops,
fists of purple iris.

Joy Ladin  

Joy Ladin is the author of six books of poetry, including The Definition of Joy, Transmigration, and Coming to Life, a Forward Fives award winner. Her memoir, Through the Door of Life, was a 2012 National Jewish Book Award finalist. Her work has appeared in The American Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, and Parnassus: Poetry in Review. She has been recognized with a Fulbright scholarship and holds the David and Ruth Gottesman Chair in English at Stern College of Yeshiva University.

Copyright © 2014 Louisiana State University Press
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Joy Ladin. "Nancy’s Garden before a Storm." Southern Review 50.2 (2014): 261-261. Project MUSE. Web. 25 Apr. 2014. <http://muse.jhu.edu/>.
Ladin, J.(2014). Nancy’s Garden before a Storm. Southern Review 50(2), 261. Louisiana State University Press. Retrieved April 25, 2014, from Project MUSE database.
Joy Ladin. "Nancy’s Garden before a Storm." Southern Review 50, no. 2 (2014): 261-261. http://muse.jhu.edu/ (accessed April 25, 2014).
T1 - Nancy’s Garden before a Storm
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JF - Southern Review
VL - 50
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SP - 261
EP - 261
PY - 2014
PB - Louisiana State University Press
SN - 2168-5541
UR - http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/southern_review/v050/50.2.ladin.html
N1 - Volume 50, Number 2, Spring 2014
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