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Poetry Deborah Pease
Fragments taken from the late fourteenth century masterpiece of medieval English mysticism, The Cloud of the Unknowing

You must understand / My simple perception— / You know well you were living / Distant from life—
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No. 22

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Deborah Pease (1943–2014) was the author of the novel Real Life (W.W. Norton) and several books of poems, collected in Another Ghost in the Doorway (Moyer Bell). Her poems also appeared in AGNI, the New Yorker, the Paris Review, Parnassus, and other journals; as well as in the chapbook The Crows at Appleton (Monogram Editions) and Opposed to Indifference: Poems of Memory and Conscience (Haybarn Press). She was the founding benefactor of A Public Space.

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