By Elizabeth Willis
Deal with attracts us into noticeable and invisible architectures, into acts of intimate and public tackle. those poems are targeted, polyvocal, and sharply aware of acts of illustration; they take in my view their politics and within the technique show anything concerning the manner civic constructions inhabit the mind's eye. toxic crops, witches, anthems, bees?beneath their floor, we glimpse the fragility of our founding, republican aspirations and witness a disintegrating panorama artfully reworked. If a poem can function a type of astrolabe, measuring distances either cosmic and speedy, temporal and actual, it does so by means of innovative, nonlinear potential. the following, previous and current interact in acts of mutual interrogation and critique, and inside this dynamic Willis's poetry is straight away complexly authoritative and looking: "so starts our legislation."
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Enchanting witchpowder may be hidden in a girl’s hair. When a witch is hungry, she can make a soup by stirring water with her hand. I have heard of a poor woman changing herself into a pigeon. At times a witch will seem to struggle against an unknown force stronger than herself. She will know things she has not seen with her eyes. She will have opinions about distant cities. A witch may cry out sharply at the sight of a known criminal dying of thirst. ( ( ( 21 She finds it difficult to overcome the sadness of the last war.
I prefer to be shot from the lower right when speaking to a male interlocutor. I prefer to be considered a serious fox by those who can ignore my network affiliations. Sooner or later I’ll be sliding to the other side. I’ll be in the Senate like a tongue in a bottle. I have never attempted to take responsibility for the space shuttle’s successful lunch, though I am a firm advocate of low-carb monosyllabic government and have committed adultery with unemployment figures and have enjoyed a pun or two of my own.
21 She finds it difficult to overcome the sadness of the last war. A nightmare is witchwork. ” When a witch desires something that is not hers, she will slip it into her glove. An overwhelming power compels her to take something from a rich man’s shelf. I have personally known a nervous young woman who often walked in her sleep. Isn’t there something witchlike about a sleepwalker who wanders through the house with matches? The skin of a real witch makes a delicate binding for a book of common prayer.