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Coign of Vantage
Jan Epton Seale


I protest.

"But I am," she says.
And she makes me agree.

Then we name other things

sand dunes
a newbornís scalp
ripples on a pond
a bloodhoundís brow
the chambered nautilus
clouds, and
folds of silk.

From The Wonder Is (Panther Creek Press, 2004).
Used with the authorís permission.

Jan Seale, Poet Laureate of Texas,†is the author of numerous poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and children's books; she is also the mother of three sons and grandmother of four grandsons. She and her husband Carl live in South Texas, where Jan teaches memoir and creative writing workshops and†volunteers at the local environmental center. Learn more about her at

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So much implied. Nice.
Posted 09/12/2012 11:54 AM
Compact. Enviable. Admirable.
Posted 09/12/2012 11:19 AM
Larry Schug:
Ah, the beauty of brevity!
Posted 09/12/2012 08:18 AM

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