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You Were That White Bird
Poems
Shelley Girdner

Bauhan Publishing



Contents

• Before there were birds
• THE WAY DESIRE WORKS
• Green Stamps
• AD + SG 4 ever
• Archetypal Rendering of the Male-Female Relationship
• We Used to Call Ourselves Kali
• My matryoshkas
• Thrift-store purses
• The reply
• Prequel: Hansel and Gretel's stepmother
• Clairvoyance
• The long picnic
• Two is
• The poem
• The Persian poets
• Viva Glam!
• THE BLUE HOOD
• The shore
• creation song
• God speaks to Adam
• Abandoned Mine
• The first birth
• After the change
• Cain
• What to think of
• Passover
• The back way
• Christmas Eve
• With apologies to Hendrik Hertzberg, I will never finish reading your article
• 3 AM magician
• The blue hood
• The swallowed world
• Asylum
• The little house
• galaxy of orphans
• The ghosts
• Some paths,
• After-fire
• Denning
• Triolet
• The prayer
• Eve at 80
• Smokestack, 6 AM
• The first place
• YOU WERE THAT WHITE BIRD
• Avian
• In defense of the tooth fairy
• Halloween
• Dinosaur eggs
• Sky
• A snowstorm every week for a month
• willow tree in snow
• Sad bus
• Building kites with the ghost of Virgina Woolf
• Brood
• Pilgrims on the road
• New Year's Day
• Paperwhite in winter
• The white car
• You were that white bird
• Sometime in April
• The white mare
• The eggs
• Substance
• Dear chick, dear hen-speck
• Acknowledgments

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