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Three Poems

Poetry Mary de Rachewiltz


They’ll grow thin anyway
whatever you do with them,
pin them up or let them down,
white, in time, they’ll be and
your blood thick perhaps,
though ignorant I remain
                              of the body.
What grows in fields I care for
—of ripe wheat the golden wave—  [...]

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Issue 12



Winter 2011


Mary de Rachewiltz is the author of Ezra Pound: Father and Teacher (New Directions), a memoir about her father. She is also the author of several books of poems in Italian and English, including Whose World (St. Andrews) and For the Wrong Reason (Edgewise Press), and the translator into Italian of books by Denise Levertov and James Laughlin, and of Pound’s Cantos. She lives in Brunnenberg Castle, in Tirolo di Merano, Italy. ​


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