Today's poem is "First Smile"

from Crazyhorse

Alessandra Lynch is the author of two books of poetry: Sails the Wind Left Behind (Alice James Books, 2002) and It was a terrible cloud at twilight (Louisiana State University Press, 2008). Her poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Massachusetts Review, Ploughshares, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and other journals. Currently, she lives near an Indianapolisian canal.

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Other poems on the web by Alessandra Lynch:
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"Love Poem"
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About Crazyhorse:

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Crazyhorse * Department of English * College of Charleston * 66 George St. * Charleston, SC 29424
Editor: Carol Ann Davis & Garrett Doherty

Other poems from Crazyhorse in Verse Daily:
October 11, 2012:   "'The way to keep...'" by Alessandra Lynch
October 8, 2012:   "Galena" by Steve Gehrke
October 3, 2012:   "Flow" by Maxine Scates
October 2, 2012:   "Building the Waterfall" by Sarah Barber
October 1, 2012:   "Pilgrimage" by Rebecca Morgan Frank
February 21, 2012:   "from 'Clangings'" by Steven Cramer
February 20, 2012:   "Genealogy (rest)" by Danniel Schoonebeek
February 14, 2012:   "Epithalamium" by Carolina Ebeid
August 4, 2011:   "Near Miss" by Michael Chitwood
August 3   "The Pier" by Christopher DeWeese
August 1   "The Estate of Single Blessedness" by Mary Ruefle
February 18, 2011:   "Like a Daffodil" by Mary Ruefle
January 27, 2011:   "Valentine with broken birds" by Joni Wallace
January 23, 2011:   "First Domestic" by Anne Marie Rooney
January 19, 2011:   "Valentine with saints and sharps" by Joni Wallace
September 27, 2010:   "Timbered" by Emily Rosko
September 26, 2010:   "Cell Phone God" by Henry Hart
September 24, 2010:   "Not Something To Be Captured, Did You See the Signs?" by Lucy Anderton
January 21, 2010:   "Aubade with whales" by Bob Hicok
January 18, 2010:   "Earth and Sky" "Of all things contained here..."
July 9, 2009:   "The Fox" by Dean Young
July 6, 2009:   "The House Rhapsody" by John Gallaher
July 1, 2009:   "Matryoshka" by Teresa Pfeifer
June 29, 2009:   "The Euphoria of Peoria" by Dean Young
January 9, 2009:   "Go On, Sure, Why Not" by Gail Wronsky
January 8, 2009:   "Psalm against a Rapture" by K. A. Hays
January 7, 2009:   "In the hospital parking lot" by Marianne Boruch
July 26, 2008:   "Fire" by Edip Caserver, translated by Richard Tillinghast and Julia Clare Tillinghast
July 21, 2008:   "(detail)" by Billy Collins
January 6, 2008:   "bearing on the glory of love" by Deborah Bogen
January 5, 2008:   "The Dime-Store Parakeet" by Gary Soto
June 15, 2007:   "O Mouth Fable" by Elena Karina Byrne
June 12, 2007:   "Eat This" by Nance Van Winckel
June 11, 2007:   "Inside the Body" by Nathan Hoks
December 24, 2006:   "Northwest" by Stacie Cassarino
December 21, 2006:   "If We Are Pretty Ghosts. Hammered In" by Kerri Webster
December 18, 2006:   "Salt" by Gary Soto
June 11, 2006:   "Eight" by Todd Smith
June 10, 2006:   "Anecdote of the Field" by John Gallaher
June 7, 2006:   "Bitterness" by Charlie Smith
June 5, 2006:   "Again (Wrightsville Beach)" by Robert Creeley
December 23, 2005:   "Spell for Setting the Sun" by Susan Meyers
December 20, 2005:   "And the Wound Says" by Nance Van Winckel
December 18, 2005:   "The Elephant's Graveyard" by David Wagoner
May 19, 2005:  "Levels" Alexandra Teague
May 18, 2005:  "Poem with No Moral at the End" Charlie Clark
November 28, 2004:  "Spring and Winter, Coeval" by Charles M. Israel, Jr.
November 26, 2004:  "Botanists Who Feel Excluded Rejoice" by Anthony Lacavaro
May 23, 2004:  "Template" by A. V. Christie
May 21, 2004:  "Is More Than" by Susan Hutton
May 17, 2004:  "Solar Ice" by Paul Mariani
December 12, 2003:  "East Dakota" by Edward Haworth Hoeppner
December 4, 2003:  "May Suspensions" by James McCorkle
November 27, 2003:  "Reservoir" by Doug Sanders
May 14, 2003:  "Owls in the City Hills" by D. R. Goodman
May 13, 2003:  "The Sightstop" by Bill Knott
January 26, 2003:  "To His Mistress Going to Bed" by Nathan Hoks
January 21, 2003:  "The Teller is the Only Survivor of the Fairy-Tale Ending" by Mark Yakich
January 20, 2003:  "Cicadas And" by Nathan Hoks

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