January 15, 2016

Richard Donnelly

NEW COUNTRY

our life should be magic
we should live in a new and ever-
changing world there should
be wonders
mountains
unexplored villages
with small golden people
our clothing simple
a foreign language
which we speak
and just understand

from Rattle #50, Winter 2015

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Richard Donnelly: “I live in Minneapolis and write poetry because I can’t play the piano. Or hang glide.”