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Earth Falls Away



The Reader
by Janet Lewis



reading by Carole Heine


reading by Catherine Hinton


Sun creeps under the eaves,

And shines on the bare floor

While he forgets the earth.



Cool ashes on the hearth,

And all so still save for

The soft turning of leaves.



A creature fresh from birth

Clings to the screen door,

Heaving damp heavy wings.






















































Earth Falls Away
oil on canvas
81 x 12”
2017


Janet Lewis. Poems Old and New 1918-1978. Swallow Press, Ohio University Press, Chicago, IL, 1982, p.23