Beth Ann Fennelly – Poem Not to Be Read at Your Wedding

Don’t make me warn you of stars, how they see us from that distance

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Li-Young Lee – Changing Places in the Fire

“And of all the things we’re dying from tonight, being alive is the strangest, surviving our histories is the saddest. Time leaves the smallest wounds, and your body, a mortal occasion
of timeless law, is all the word I know”