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This poem is taken from PN Review 182, Volume 34 Number 6, July - August 2008.

Three Poems Carola Luther

After the Funeral

Sky blue despite predictions
of snow.

Sky blue for two days
despite predictions of snow.

Sky blue through your picture
window despite predictions of wind

and snow. (The wind a keening leash
day and night, polecats, weasels, stoats

regretful, keening, gutter narrow.)
Sky blue through your balcony window-frame

despite the narrow wind. Sky blue
filling your huge balcony window-frame

with tales of travel despite the lament
of the narrow-backed wind.

Sky blue and planes traversing
the glassy screen of your window.

Five planes and two birds travailing
...


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