Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, RUBBER ANGEL, by JAMES GALVIN

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RUBBER ANGEL, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: The world is not
Last Line: I dare you
Subject(s): Birds; Flowers; Forests; Owls; Philosophy & Philosophers; Woods

The world is not
Your philosophical problem.

Generous with rigor,
Bright blue regardless of heat,

It flourishes in distance.

The flowers we preserved,
The owl-pocked forests
We defended with spikes.

Just try
Not living your life.
I dare you.

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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