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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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"Chicken Little in Love"

I’m through! I’m through!
she says and resays.
The years pass.
Her feathers gray.
Her eggs
lay themselves
less frequently.
The sky falls.

—Poetry, February 2013

Eliza Griswold is a poet and reporter whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, the New York Times Magazine, Harper's, and the New Republic. Her books include the poetry collection Wideawake Field (2007) and the non-fiction title The Tenth Parallel (2010), which examines Christianity and Islam in Asia and Africa.

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runlolorun

This is lovely.

Little_Lakes

It IS very lovely and perfect, but so scary, too, right? Somebody, please, hold me!

runlolorun

@Little_Lakes I don't know about scary, but the more I think about it, the sadder it makes me. Oh, poetry.

Cowgirl Rose

I'm not normally moved by poetry, but this is indeed perfect.

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