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On 28 January 2015 at 20:54, Douglas Barbour <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> That loss & that seeking, they do connect, & here, caught, Lawrence.
>
> Doug
> On Jan 28, 2015, at 9:41 AM, Sheila Murphy <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
> > Lawrence, there is something very important that this poem generates in
> > terms of a reality that sleeps in us, I believe. It goes somewhere. I
> > appreciate it. Sheila
> >
> > On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 5:58 AM, Lawrence Upton <[log in to unmask]
> >
> > wrote:
> >
> >> I said once, to myself
> >>
> >> or perhaps to my lover,
> >>
> >> that being close to animals
> >>
> >> will make us more human:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> she sneered at me
> >>
> >> for speaking to a donkey - conversationally -
> >>
> >> on our way to eat,
> >>
> >> my hands danked by donkey tongue...
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> it is two way, not magic -
> >>
> >> a rabbit's foot does nothing
> >>
> >> but lames the rabbit --
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> seek out animals
> >>
> >> like one who lost them --
> >>
> >> non-speakers
> >>
> >
>
> Douglas Barbour
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> Recent publications: (With Sheila E Murphy) Continuations & Continuation 2
> (UofAPress).
> Recording Dates (Rubicon Press).
>
> that we are only
> as we find out we are
>
>         Charles Olson
>