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As the ancients detail it
ecstasy passes over us
in a mist of particles
it lives bare
I finally understand it is raining
it is beautiful
a couple of hawks in a tree
and not the tree entire
Jane Miller is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including the National Poetry Series selection The Greater Leisures (1983), Memory at These Speeds: New and Selected Poems (1996), the book-length poem A Palace of Pearls (2005), and Who Is Trixie the Trasher? and Other Questions (Copper Canyon Press, 2018).
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