Fall 2013 • Vol. XXXV No. 4 PoetryOctober 1, 2013 |

Late Afternoon into Evening

Never thought I'd say this but it lasts too long unfair the steady confidence when so much is precarious else under the shadow of the dark clouds over the hill green marked much like the shadows of the tree over the field where they make unmarketable hay clouds turn shadow glowering a clamp- down because they're full of water and the light that does not change what way to how will you represent a scene tonight impressionism relies on change in time in time such time becomes impossible nothing left to do yes but we can appropriate we cut we spread things on our eyes the sun shines oh you mimics lucky to be working while the sun shines still

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Lindsay Turner is the author of the poetry collection Songs & Ballads (Prelude Books, 2018) and the translator of several books of contemporary Francophone poetry and philosophy, including works by Stéphane Bouquet, Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Anne Dufourmantelle, and Ryoko Sekiguchi. Her second book of poems, The Upstate, is forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press in fall 2023. Turner lives in Cleveland, Ohio, where she is Assistant Professor in English and Creative Writing at Case Western Reserve University. She is currently working on a collection of short stories, The Worst Animal.

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