19 enero 2007

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Número 47 para John Cheever en el 601 Fifth Avenue

The Angel of the Bridge

You may have seen my mother waltzing on ice skates in Rockefeller Center. She's 78 years old now but very wiry, and she wears a red velvet costume with a short skirt.

Al lado de Patricia Highsmith, enfrente de Elizabeth Bishop

Invitation to Miss Marianne Moore

For whom the agreeable lions lie in wait
on the steps of the Public Library,
eager to rise and follow through the doors
up into the reading rooms,
please come flying.

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