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  • Three Endearments
  • Anna Lena Phillips Bell (bio)

Endearment

Laud a bad guy,dub a gal ugly—a bad day,glub by glub.Lay by a glad day—a dab, a daub,a gaudy bud.Land ably,ladybug.

Endearment

Better nab a tea urn,a batter beater,a bun tub,a neater tenet.

Beat a taunt,rebut a brute.An unbeat nature,an utter ebb—

Tune, retune,bee tureen.Turn true,tuna beret,benter tuba,butter bean.

Endearment

Lover, let ourlove rule ever,duel or duet,lode or letter.Red velour toduvet overdeer, otter,ovule, elver.Oud to lute,étude to reel—vetted, uttered—ever revel,o true love, oturtle dove. [End Page 182]

Anna Lena Phillips Bell

ANNA LENA PHILLIPS BELL is the author of Ornament, winner of the Vassar Miller Prize. Her work appears in 32 Poems, the Southern Review, and Quarterly West. She teaches at UNC Wilmington, where she is the editor of Ecotone, and calls ungendered Appalachian square dances in North Carolina and beyond.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1534-1488
Print ISSN
1068-8218
Pages
p. 182
Launched on MUSE
2019-11-27
Open Access
No
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