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James Wright James Wright
(1927 - 1980)
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  The Jewel
  There is this cave
In the air behind my body
That nobody is going to touch:
A cloister, a silence
Closing around a blossom of fire.
When I stand upright in the wind,
My bones turn to dark emeralds.

James Wright

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Dark Art (10/26/2005 3:55:00 PM)
One of the most mysterious poems ever. I love it.

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