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Talking to Shadows

Talking to Shadows “…they will wield power in the smallest ways” —Colm Toibin Early evening, the first lamps light in dew on grass. Before I’ve walked half the hill, they’re there among the streetlight’s ellipsis, the brocade of trees trying to remember green, and the silence that avoids saying anything that might reach ears. To speak to shadows is to remain still in their reshaping of the world. Long limbs lengthen, slanting toward each other, as if a hard wind pushes them over Earth. A church tower crosses the road, only its chimes reaching the last of daylight. RON HOUCHIN FALL 2O16 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Appalachian Review University of North Carolina Press

Talking to Shadows

Appalachian Review , Volume 45 (3) – Mar 16, 2018

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Publisher
University of North Carolina Press
Copyright
Copyright © Berea College
ISSN
1940-5081

Abstract

“…they will wield power in the smallest ways” —Colm Toibin Early evening, the first lamps light in dew on grass. Before I’ve walked half the hill, they’re there among the streetlight’s ellipsis, the brocade of trees trying to remember green, and the silence that avoids saying anything that might reach ears. To speak to shadows is to remain still in their reshaping of the world. Long limbs lengthen, slanting toward each other, as if a hard wind pushes them over Earth. A church tower crosses the road, only its chimes reaching the last of daylight. RON HOUCHIN FALL 2O16

Journal

Appalachian ReviewUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Mar 16, 2018

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