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Barbara Alfaro
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April 18th Poem - Ghost Girl
GHOST GIRL In a concert hall with eleven chandeliers, four clever musicians play, as the ghost of a girl pops through an invisible loop, swims in the air, her sheer white gown easy and comfortable, her escape from the watchers delighting her. Pausing, playi...
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Thanks...hope to talk soon. I will write you a letter soon too, I know you like letters.
 
April 14th Poem - Kept
KEPT Donatello’s “The Lion” is cordoned off from
viewers in the National Museum
of the Bargello, Florence. Kept from touch in some intuitive move, straight on your stone pedestal in the Donatello Room. In some intuitive move, before your gray mane and eyes,...
KEPT Donatello’s “The Lion” is cordoned off from viewers in the National Museum of the Bargello, Florence. Kept from touch in some intuitive move, straight on your stone pedestal in the Donatello Room. In some int...
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April 12th Poem - At Sea
AT SEA for Celia Sheridan In 1882, on a voyage
from Ireland to America,
my great grandmother died giving birth to her son, who also died. Your husband holds your
daughter’s hand as he mumbles something about heaven, angels very near them both, still, listen...
AT SEA for Celia Sheridan In 1882, on a voyage from Ireland to America, my great grandmother died giving birth to her son, who also died. Your husband holds your daughter’s hand as he mumbles something about heaven,...
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SLIPPERS for Sheridan Smith My father’s bedroom slippers had labels that glowed in the dark, rectangles in the instep of each slipper.  At night he placed his slippers beside the double bed shared with my mother.  A...
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April 16th Poem - A Child's Poem
A CHILD’S POEM In second grade, I wrote a poem about God. I compared Him to an old sea captain who looked not surprisingly like Santa Claus. I put the words in bunches of four lines. The next day my teacher read the poem, told me she knew very well I had no...
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Puppy Hall
In the first episode of the BBC adaptation of Hilary Mantel's novels "Wolf Hall" Thomas Cromwell hugs a puppy for ever so long and in the second episode he pets a kitten in not one, but two scenes. He holds a bunny rabbit in a later scene. Will there be a c...
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CASTLE CATS On the stone steps near the kitchen, above the grotto, a trio of grey cats snuggle in the smell of what cook is preparing for guests.  Nearby, a striped kitten sits undecided while a slim black cat jumps ...
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April 11th Poem - Ghazal
GHAZAL On the edge of the witches’ well in the garden, angels breathe their summer spell in the garden. A child’s voice insists something to his mother. Suddenly, the sound of bells in the garden. Celebration bells!   Insistent like the boy. Luscious noise ...
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K STREET On K Street, in Washington, a woman in a designer suit adjusts a hat selected from a table of many hats. The street peddler holds a mirror before her as demonstrators chant “Long Live Freedom!” Some people...
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April 8th Poem - The Breakfast Club
THE BREAKFAST CLUB Like three lovely loons my mother, my brother and I hold hands, sing a song, and dance around the breakfast table, listening to a radio show called Don McNeil’s Breakfast Club. To make us laugh, our mother makes funny faces, rubbery, twis...
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  • self-employed
    Writer, present
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Maryland
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New York, New York - Atlanta, Georgia, New Orleans, Louisiana
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Poet, essayist, playwright.
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Award-winning author of Mirror Talk, a memoir about a Catholic girlhood and working in theatre, and a book of poems called First Kiss. Favorite authors are Dickens and the Bronte sisters. Favorite filmmakers are Woody Allen and the Coen brothers.
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  • Goddard College
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