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Day 20: "Bliss" by Grace Cavalieri

To start, Bliss is a wonderful collection that everyone should read--not just poets. My book is signed--how that I happened I know not. This is an older collection, but it is transformative. It uses the short line form to create a narrow channel down the page.

My favorite poem so far, I have been reading it a while on and off before the challenge is "Self-portrait." The shorts line is used to precisely capture experience and location. What is learned where is resonates on a deep, cellular level. My favorite stanza is:

First come to

Humanform

In early Egypt

Originally

A queen

I still like

A place

In the sun

This is a marvelous image of history humankind perhaps, as well as the speakers.

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