July 1, 2005

Think of this sorrow
                                    as a preparation.

This sorrow which cuts to the root.
Which comes in your spring-time.

A stern angel
                        takes your wrist:

This is a preparation.

You will be a woman
such as makes others glad to be born.

Eve Grubin’s first book of poems, Morning Prayer (Sheep Meadow Press), will appear in December of 2005. Her poems have been published in The American Poetry Review, Conjunctions, The New Republic, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. She holds degrees from Smith College, Sarah Lawrence College, and Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English. Currently she works as the Programs Director at the Poetry Society of America and teaches poetry at The New School University.

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