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April 6, 2013: Miracle Ice Cream, Adrienne Rich
Miracle Ice Cream
Miracle’s truck comes down the little avenue,
Scott Joplin ragtime strewn behind it like pearls,
and, yes, you can feel happy
with one piece of your heart.
Take what’s still given: in a room’s rich shadow
a woman’s breasts swinging lightly as she bends.
Early now the pearl of dusk dissolves.
Late, you sit weighing the evening news,
fast-food miracles, ghostly revolutions,
the rest of your heart.
On this day in…
2012: The Soul Bone, Susan Wood
2011: Pluto, Maggie Dietz
2010: Slant, Stephen Dunn
2009: Distressed Haiku, Donald Hall
2008: Question, May Swenson
2007: Song, Adrienne Rich
2006: Scheherazade, Richard Siken
2005: What the Living Do, Marie Howe
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