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Marilyn McCabe

Marilyn McCabe

Marilyn McCabe's work has won an Orlando Prize from AROHO, the Hilary Tham Capital Collection award from The Word Works, resulting in publication of her book of poems Perpetual Motion, and two grants from the NYS Council on the Arts. Her second book of poems is Glass Factory. Her poems and videopoetry have appeared in a variety of magazines.

Glass by the Bed


"The hooked fish thinks of the water as long as he can." - Henri Michaux

Why is this one more cardinal's chewchewchew
never enough, the last build-up of chords
full of coming rain?

The body eventually eludes desire
as the drunk may someday put down his cup.
As the senses diminish, the chemistry of memory

still fires in greens and blues,
the flame of this glass by your bed
only blown out with your last breath.
It seems we're never done with beauty.

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