Today's poem is "Nettles"
from Hapax

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A. E. Stallings has received numerous awards for her poetry, including the Richard Wilbur Award, the 2004 Frederick Bock Prize, a Pushcart Prize, and the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award. Stallings studied classics in Athens, Georgia, and now lives in Athens Greece.

Other poems by A.E. Stallings in Verse Daily:
April 4, 2006:   "Palinurus" " Sleep is a god, attending when he wills..."
April 14, 2005:  "On the Nearest pass of Mars in 60,000 Years" ""War or Strife—yes, you were always painted..."
February 8, 2005:  "Ultrasound" "What butterfly..."
December 27, 2004:  "The Compost Heap" "It waxed with autumn, when the leaves..."
December 5, 2004:  "Explaining an Affinity for Bats"   "That they are only glimpsed in silhouette..."
April 14, 2004:  "Lilith"   "In the beginning, everything was..."
October 31, 2003:  "A Bone to Pick with You"   "It's time to take the skeleton out of the closet..."
December 9, 2002:  Eurydice Reveals Her Strength   "Dying is the easy part...."
November 27, 2002:  The Wife of the Man of Many Wiles   "Believe what you want to. Believe that I wove..."

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