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This summer is full of insects
from Jaan Kaplinski's
Wandering Border, The
This summer is full of insects.
As soon as you go to the garden,
a cloud of flies buzzes around your head.
Bumblebees nest in the birdhouses,
wasps nest in the hazel,
and as I sit at the window
I hear a buzz I cannot name,
whether the voice of bumblebees, wasps,
or electric lines,
a plane in the sky, a car on the road,
or the voice of life itself that wants
to tell you something from the inside out.
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Chris Harrison reviews
Shadow Of Sirius, The

by W. S. Merwin

Excellent cover. Excellent typeface. Excellent poetry.

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