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Poem for Hilda Doolittle & Hilda Morley

You made a pond for the moon
star-struck, silentó
the moon made a mirror of you.
I can't get at it
with these sameold
26 letters anymore,
readymade words;
telltale symbols.
Out of sound,
into music,
the best songs are
seldom sung.

Jeff Alessandrelli

American Poetry Review

January/February 2018

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