Rain in a bucket and the hours spent listening….

After arguments with books
I often lie on the floor

That’s how it is and of course the rain

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Oh that Monteverdi
Oh the radio

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Dreamt last night something something discarded clothing someone leaving

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Lumen pelko—Finnish for the fear of snow

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Meanwhile asks himself
Do you remember the magnificent feeling
Sneaking up on shadows?

Childhood blindness….

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Most readers of poetry haven’t lain on floors listening to day long rain
It takes privilege to be stripped productively

You old damned Bohemian you….

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Orfeo….peeks out from behind the birches

Stephen Kuusisto and HarleyABOUT: Stephen Kuusisto is the author of the memoirs Have Dog, Will Travel; Planet of the Blind (a New York Times “Notable Book of the Year”); and Eavesdropping: A Memoir of Blindness and Listening and of the poetry collections Only Bread, Only Light and Letters to Borges. A graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and a Fulbright Scholar, he has taught at the University of Iowa, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and Ohio State University. He currently teaches at Syracuse University where he holds a University Professorship in Disability Studies. He is a frequent speaker in the US and abroad. His website is StephenKuusisto.com.

Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet’s Journey is now available for pre-order:
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Have Dog, Will Travel by Stephen Kuusisto

(Photo picturing the cover of Stephen Kuusisto’s new memoir “Have Dog, Will Travel” along with his former guide dogs Nira (top) and Corky, bottom.) Bottom photo by Marion Ettlinger 

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