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This poem is taken from PN Review 261, Volume 48 Number 1, September - October 2021.

Winter Cadae John Fuller
1.
In winter
We
Are near freezing

Both

In body and mind,
But the thought of cycles consoles us.
A verse
Like this tries to rehearse

The formula, thus:

Unconfined
Ratio of growth
In the yearly return of Spring;
Periphery of Persephone/
Diameter, Demeter.


2.
Pale moon, our
Friend,
How you coldly


Stare


From your battlements
At our blood and tides, without concern,
...


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