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Kind of a Love Story

Attic Boxes

© Tess Taylor '00

I.  
Unsettled now, they scatter open—
inner chaos lifelike as odd birds.

They hold alibis & chatter, whir
of windows. Initials on a tarnished pitcher.  

Spidery pencil, Minneapolis, 1867. “Dear friend Lulu:
A cold wind whips this barren prairie.”


Bombay 1927: “I was presiding at the high school Jubilee:
the speaker referred to me as missionary Patriarch—”


1913: Helen’s verses to dawn on the Lusitania.
Helen crazed in Brussels and the Pater

Stories in the Attic

Poet Tess Taylor To Read at Amherst College Apr. 28

March 30, 2005Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Poet Tess Taylor will read from her work on Thursday, April 28, at 8 p.m. in Fayerweather 117 at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Amherst College Creative Writing Center, the event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.