This poem is taken from Stand 235, 20(3) September - November 2022.

Steve Noyes Two Poems
Miniseries: The Miseries of Rilke

Ever since Rilke learned that the tradespeople
muffled the cobblestones with straw for Balzac
as he lay dying, things have been a little ‘off’

for the personal secretary of Auguste Rodin.
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