A child retells the legend of the Sumerian goddess Inanna and her descent to the Nether World.
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Three Poems by Jane Yolen
Heavy drops, carrying more | than they can bear, fall from no- | where, bending leaves already | sagging, and one by one, | the leaves let go.
A poem by Yu Xuanji from the Winter of 1994.
A poem by Walt Whitman in our issue, Happiness.
A poem by Linda McCarriston
A short poem by A. R. Ammons
Every word I pick here | Is the wrong one, one | I’ve used too often, | Touched by thought | Until it’s worn and tired.
I don’t know why I was born | with this belief in something | deeper and larger than we can | see. […]
All it takes is one blue rowboat tied to a buoy,
and its reflection, and this moment
for me to go remembering everything. …