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Ekphrasis 12: Marja-Leena Rathje + Tall Girl

April 12, 2007

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Nexus IX and Nexus X, by Marja-Leena Rathje



flesh to fossil
what we were
bone to stone
fell away
dark chest open
what remained
fishbone spine
etched on rock
pale rib-basket
our body-print
empty now
last tattoo

our mark

by Tall Girl

  1. Eshuneutics
    April 14, 2007 at 6:44 am

    A very interesting site. Now, where did that title come from? I guess, Nor Hall, The Moon and the Virgin.

  2. April 17, 2007 at 2:01 pm


  3. April 22, 2007 at 10:49 am

    Very nice. I like how the poem is as stripped down and skeletal as the subject, and equally resonant.

  4. June 30, 2008 at 1:22 am

    strong, an imprint burning humanity.

  5. July 13, 2008 at 7:25 am

    The Best Poem I have read all week!

  6. July 13, 2008 at 7:56 am

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