Author: Paul House

Poetry: Postcard of a Golden Retriever

For my daughter, Elisa


Already living her life away from him,

a life he knew very little about,

living with people he had never met

and walking streets he didn’t know,

looking at the far reaches of the sky

and explaining the universe to someone

whose world finished where hers began.



Sample Chapters

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Mandelstam and Mayakovsky •  The Lighted Window  •  Alone with the Years •  The Poet Tires •  Something there is •  La Madrugada •  Postcard of a Golden Retriever •  Poem For Anna •  Shellfish •  Miguel Hernandez •  At the Edge of the Ebro •  Gone •  Playing Cards •  That's Where I Belong •  An Abstract Perfection •  Pearls in a Glass