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Here in central Maine, the world has come down to bone. The songbirds are gone and crows, which poet Mary Oliver terms “the deep muscle of the world,” have taken over my street. The landscape seems empty; the ground, a carpet of desiccated leaves.


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Written by: Ann Conway

Ann Conway, a sociologist and 2007 graduate of SPU's Creative Writing MFA program, lives in Central Maine. Formerly a regular contributor to Good Letters, she expects completion of her memoir in early 2011.

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