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This week’s Must-Shareable:

For this week, I have chosen Song For a Lady by Anne Sexton.
Monsoons are here, and the lovely petrichor-struck settings crave for just that perfect touch to the day that comes with reading Anne Sexton poetry. Hope you’re enjoying the rains too.

On the day of breasts and small hips
the window pocked with bad rain,
rain coming on like a minister,
we coupled, so sane and insane.
We lay like spoons while the sinister
rain dropped like flies on our lips
and our glad eyes and our small hips.

“The room is so cold with rain,” you said
and you, feminine you, with your flower
said novenas to my ankles and elbows.
You are a national product and power.
Oh my swan, my drudge, my dear wooly rose,
even a notary would notarize our bed
as you knead me and I rise like bread.

What’s a Must-Shareable?
Hi, I’m S. Simlai and you’re reading my cabinet and I’m a poetry buff. I consume poetry like I consume truffles and cakes. Must Shareable is a concept as a part of which, each week, my cabinet features one new Must-Shareable poem or an extract of a poem on this page ( a poem that I reckon is a literary gemstone).

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