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Think to Know - By Mara Lemanis

Think to Know

By Mara Lemanis

At the stroke

of a clock

in heaven


the cosmos

I hold

the minutes

in my hand

they cling

like tree frogs

as I listen

to the mind

of time

and strain

to know

what thoughts

come from

the cosmos

in the folds

of heaven

those thoughts

my body


I know

without appeal

but what

the clock


my mind


and felt

but could not


to know.



Mara Lemanis

Biography: Mara Lemanis is a literary scholar. Her essays have been selected for 20th CENTURY LITERARY CRITICISM

and are included in undergraduate student textbooks in the U.S.

She has worked as an archivist for Historical Preservation and with the IRC, assisting refugees in Oakland, California. 

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