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Seattle Small Books Company

Book Stores
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Ravenna Third Place Books

Third Place Books

Open Books
A Poem Emporium

Auntie's Bookstore

Vashon Bookstore

The Elliot Bay Book Company

City Lights Booksellers & Publishers

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On Ancient Paths

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These scenes are chiseled
Along the metope,
Arranged one by one
Along the frieze,
Each one from another time,
And by time transformed
Inside the crucibled mind
The images combine:

A slight figure moves
Through this four-pillared
Triglyphical vision,

He moves across the fractured
Stylobate, bringing the visitor
Back to the mythical and the real,
To the broken wall,
To the monuments of a recent past,
Back to the library.

Imagine Ulysses
At sea, swimming
Out the storm:
Leucothea, once Ino,
Now Beach, still
An earthling girl,
Friend to Shakespeare
And Whitman,
With the immortal veil:
A promise kept,
The natal gift.