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In the Month of May

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | May 14, 2019

This chapbook was printed by Red Ozier Press of New York in 1985. It is one of 140 handmade copies of Robert Bly's work "In the Month of May." 
This is its opening stanza:

"In the month of May when all leaves open,
I see when I walk how well all things
lean on each other, how the bees work,
the fish make their living the first day.
Monarchs fly high; then I understand
I love you with what in me is unfinished."