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For Jane Kenyon

04.19.12 Posted in today's words by

Charles Bane, Jr is a widely published poet. His work has appeared in The Criterion: An International Journal in English, Durable Goods, Clutching at Straws, and, among others. His first book of poetry, The Chapbook: Poems by Charles Bane, Jr(Curbside Splendor) appeared in July 2011. A new collection will be published by Curbside Splendor in fall 2012.  

For Jane Kenyon
By Charles Bane Jr

The hollow is 
filled with every
kind of traveling
bird that lowers its
wings to drink, and
I rage beside the flock
and remember I
closed your eyes.
It is difficult to be snared
in warmth and cold
and pressed inside
a page. Unread times
are so far away; with
every taste that holds
me, my lips close
on yours.

4 Responses to “For Jane Kenyon”

  1. naomi carpenter says:

    This is beautiful. We could expect nothing less.

  2. Doris Mirando-Jelinek says:

    I absolutely love everything by this wonderful author…..his words are truly a gift.

  3. Patricia Goff says:

    Charles Bane, Jr. sets the bar for all poetry.

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