“Guide to the Other Gallery” by Dana Gioia — Words for the Year

This is the hall of broken limbs Where splintered marble athletes lie Beside the arms of cherubim. Nothing is ever thrown away. These butterflies are set in rows. So small and gray inside their case They look alike now. I suppose Death makes most creatures commonplace. These portraits here of the unknown Are hung three […]

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