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GIVING HOSTAGES TO FORTUNE

When Fortune comes at lastto claim his Hostageand all the days and hours are countedand the fragile papers, envelopes and postageand all those in-between days are discounted;and Pluto has reclaimedEurydice’s earthly portionand Thracian Maenadshave left her Orpheus dismembered,what will be … Continue reading

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ORPHEUS IN EXTREMIS

He turned his back on the graveyardand with the sad songshe had taken downinto the stiff clay of the underworldlike root-fingersstill singing in his ears,walked towards the future. Before him floatedher death mask,warmed by the pale fireof yesterday’s desire. Fire … Continue reading

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