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The Temptation Is
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to say it
too quickly.
But in fact
it's slow:

In six years
and a month
they got used
to the larks.

They could
have been larks
in flight and

or could have
been larks
to be gleeful,

so light
or young

they got used
to being
as if to
the manner

of a kind,
in fact
what larks—

living, passerine,
sentient beings—in
just six years
and one month more.

Elizabeth Macklin  

Elizabeth Macklin is the author of two books of poetry, A Woman Kneeling in the Big City (1992) and You've Just Been Told (2000), and the translator of Meanwhile Take My Hand: Poems (2007) and Bar Puerto (2010), by the Basque writer Kirmen Uribe.

Copyright © 2012 Elizabeth Macklin
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Elizabeth Macklin. "The Temptation Is." WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly 40.3 (2013): 198-199. Project MUSE. Web. 27 Jan. 2013. <http://muse.jhu.edu/>.
Macklin, E.(2013). The Temptation Is. WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly 40(3), 198-199. The Feminist Press. Retrieved January 27, 2013, from Project MUSE database.
Elizabeth Macklin. "The Temptation Is." WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly 40, no. 3 (2013): 198-199. http://muse.jhu.edu/ (accessed January 27, 2013).
T1 - The Temptation Is
A1 - Elizabeth Macklin
JF - WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly
VL - 40
IS - 3
SP - 198
EP - 199
PY - 2013
PB - The Feminist Press
SN - 1934-1520
UR - http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/wsq/v040/40.3-4.macklin.html
N1 - Volume 40, Numbers 3 & 4, Fall/Winter 2012
ER -


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