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Baudelaire’s Paysage (a translation) | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Baudelaire’s Paysage (a translation)

To compose my sexless eclogues, I will
Bed down near the sky like the astrologers
And, neighbor to bell-towers, listen dreamily
To the somber wind-carried hymns.
Chin in hand, high …

Scout | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Scout

The Baby Monitor | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

The Baby Monitor

The neighbor off to the market for bags of salad
leaves me alone with her baby monitor
I’ve set on my balcony jagged with wood

rain-rotted & scarred with yellow …

from Holloway Letters | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

from Holloway Letters

[What She Was In For]

You learn not to ask ‘What are you in for?’
but what she was in for was parking on the road
outside her house to get …

What You Call it | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

What You Call It

Not my usual route to the market—past
the railroad tracks, then past

Grace Episcopal Church,
its courtyard empty—no men

clasping hands as though agreeing,
finally, to the difficult terms

of some treaty—so I …