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This issue of Jacket is a collaboration with Verse magazine

Judith Bishop

The Birds reported from the South

You can read Judith Bishop on Yves Bonnefoy in Jacket 14.

who are the acrobats of Death;
who witness from His chandeliers trembling with effort,
eyes cocked at the ceiling for portent of fire:
the feathers they forfeit fall as snow in Minnesota.

We acknowledge mutual gaze as index of our acquaintance,
my high-minded gull, my dear, quixotic myna,
and intimate a knowledge of rigidity onstage:
then you turn away softly, to toss a twig or blade.

Hail, red-eyed pigeon; prancing sparrow, hail.
Tonight we file together, at some distance, to the show.

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