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This poem is taken from PN Review 225, Volume 42 Number 1, September - October 2015.

Two Poems Marsha Pomerantz

Reckoning


Let’s put ‘Thirteen Ways of Looking
+ at a Blackbird’ alongside Thirty-six
Views of Mount Fuji. Does introspec-

tion take place? Do the muffled sounds imply
+ fathoms, like bells on goats across Judaea’s
desert, or milfoil motionless at the bottom of

a woodsy lake? Suppose that
+ monotheists of three persua-
sions unicycle through the Holy

City and collide. Would members of the Third
World observe them firsthand or through an
absent fourth wall? Compare to the effect of

a three-person’d God battering
+ hearts:  Which achieves Mach 1?
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