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The Lady Never Vanishes

Fall 2015 - Vol. 57, No. 4


This poem appears in the Fall 2015 issue of Modern Age. To subscribe now, go here.

Janet had kept the world’s first days for us:
cut glass; oak; maple; books of chivalry;
and once she asked, “Would you knights like peach pie?”      

School was Miss Norton: only sweet demand     
could wake a child to what it was to sing;
and straight Miss Norton never would go bent.