Tag: Javen Tanner


By Javen Tanner     After Czeslaw Milosz and Philip Levine   Keep your focus on the woman speaking to you. Do not let your attention be drawn to the three magpies fighting for bread under the lamp post–– one for royalty, one for deity, one for death.   If it helps, let the woman’s …

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Not as the World Giveth: Poetry

By Javen Tanner 1.   Consumed by silence, in a clean house, myself as a child notices he is alive, notices his own breath in everything he touches.   He experiences the present as a memory, each object as a photograph: he sees his father’s clenched jaw in the corner of the hearth, his mother’s …

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