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Sharon Thesen

Sharon Thesen This poetic trace was used in:
Poem 27:
I don’t get it I don’t get it I don’t get it I don’t get it

Poem 39: A tongue listens to a war


Old letters lay quiet as folded cloth
in the place I put them not thinking I’d ever be old

& would walk along a deer path
with new friends at dusk, leaf mold
an incense, quietness over the hills

& even with the hockey game on the room was quiet

& nothing could make enough noise to bend the quietness
for long, the down-pressed quietness of

house systems operating in pleasant layers of hum.