That Time in Me: Amulet (Love Sonnet to Letters)

Poetry Laynie Browne
Translation of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 73

Knowing I cannot contain them I keep no
leaves in my pockets but bring them inside
Construct amulets, adorn your sleeping limbs
With canticles of birds you keep me warm

At dusk you undress and look at me, bare, ruined
for rest. Night begins as you turn and seal
second sight, reclined amid  [...]

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Spring 2016

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Laynie Browne is the author of twelve collections of poetry and two novels, most recently Scorpyn Odes (Kore Press) and P R A C T I C E (SplitLevel Texts).

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