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Poem of the Day

An Emotion Constitutes a Magical Transformation of the World

Patrick Mackie

A deepening ensues - like the feeling of watching
the chiaroscuro being added to a charcoal portrait of yourself

after you've finished posing. You can do nothing now but witness
the accretion of shades - the plush layering - a revelation by smudging.
Taken from 'New Poetries II'...
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