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MY HUT; AFTER TRAN QUANG KHAI, by                 Poet Analysis     Poet's Biography
First Line: Built long ago, old
Last Line: And on these shoulders / and hands
Subject(s): Houses


Built long ago, old
sills rotting in mud,
filled now with soft ash
from a thousand fires that warmed me,
ash settled indelibly
on these books, never
to be clean again,
and on these shoulders
and hands.


Used with the permission of Copper Canyon Press, P.O. Box 271, Port Townsend, WA
98368-0271, www.cc.press.org




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