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By Haines Eason
A word spoken in due season, how good it is.
Do you remember a clearer water? Paled sea,
after. Through fog bank, sun. Remember,
warming hands between the legs. The places
against your face. Seasons snow in around
sonatas, ones everyone knows, opaque.
rhythmic in its wash against car glass.
sound in the chest -- cavern of wood instruments
Or rowboats, anchored in dark. Tensed with frost
sheets, he pulls too hard as the horizon moves.
another, rain. A trip up, a trip down
Haines Eason was the 2010 winner of the Beau Boudreaux Poetry Prize from Cream City Review. He has published poems in many journals, including New England Review, Yale Review and American Letters & Commentary. His chapbook, "A History of Waves," was chosen by Mark Doty for a 2010 PSA Chapbook Fellowship.
The video above was filmed at AWP's 2011 Conference & Bookfair in Washington, D.C. Special thanks to the Association of Writers & Writing Programs.
Camera and audio work by the NewsHour's Crispin Lopez and Kiran Moodley.
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