The Lovely Elaine Equi ~

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She has arrived in her coat of many delightful colors, which include: generosity, cheer, intelligence, and great spirit (just in time for the holidays!). Yes folks, I tout her highly and am happy to have interviewed her here.

Perhaps you will even find yourself preparing work for her exciting new anthology or making a pair of pants for her next poetry art show. Listen in for instructions now.

And don’t forget to vote for Gimmee, please.

The Objects in Japanese Novels

Empty cages outline
the periphery of an unnamed thing.
Their emptiness shines
like lanterns on virgin snow.
A few flakes swirl up,
caught — as scenic views
are caught in parts of speech,
where wishes and schemes
grow gloomy as a shrine,
and hair is a kind of incense.
Here, even abundance is delicate
with a slender waist.
And sorrow, embarrassment, disgust
can be aestheticized too
if surrounded by the right things —
a refreshing breeze, a small drum.

Elaine Equi

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