Heather Thomas: “Wallace Stevens House Prayer”

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Wallace Stevens House Prayer

323 North Fifth Street, Reading

In the walled space between
red brick rowhouses

heal us, Sandman

sliver of sky and a girl

of half-risen day

who conjures in the sandbox
under a dusty moon

these bricks where

cake, fish, catacomb
winding and unwinding sheets

with the difficult rightness

of sand three stories down
to the black iron fire escape:

Heal us, Sandman,
with the difficult rightness
of half-risen day,
these bricks where
the redness sticks fast.

Heather Thomas

Photo credit:  frogmuseum2

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~ by matt on 4 November 2007.

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