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Poetry

A Passion for Poetry
Time present and time past are both perhaps present in time future,
And time future contained in time past.
If all time is eternally present …
From Burnt Norton, the first of the Four Quartets by T.S. Eliot.
The poet was inspired by the garden behind the house named Burnt Norton.

Madison Flower GardenFragment of "East Coker" by T.S. Eliot

Bones, Be Good!
by Lucille Clifton

i beg my bones to be good but
they keep clicking music and
i spin in the center of myself
a foolish frightful woman
moving my skin against the wind and
tap dancing for my life