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Monday, March 7, 2011

Early Spring

(Seeds, hand-colored wood engraving by Sandy Connors,
found at

She was better known for her novels and a three-volume autobiography than for her poems, but Janet Frame once called poetry “the highest form of literature because you can have no dead wood in a poem.”


Nothing doing
except at the foot of the stem
closest to earth
a rub of green leaf

almost in bloom;
a winter-lost bud
found, clothed again by the storm
of memory’s green dust.

~ Janet Frame (1924-2004), a novelist and poet from New Zealand, from her collection The Pocket Mirror

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