Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, DAU AL SET, by TIMOTHY LIU

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DAU AL SET, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Marking faces smeared with ash
Last Line: That wide room called the world
Subject(s): Social Commentaries

A steady wind. A childhood
that waits for us as daffodils
shed their husks on a shore
where no one has wept for years.
There is another world, time
enough for walks, for testimonies
of wood in a cast-iron stove.
A decrescendo. A wilderness
on fire. Then rain. Finally snow
with no one's footprints in it.

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98368-0271, www.cc.press.org

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