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Poem of the Week: July 30, 2018

Greetings! Every week throughout the summer, BOA's staff and interns will share one of our favorite poems from our over 300 collections of poetry. This week, Intern Noah selected a poem from Diana, Charles, & the Queen  by William HeyenKeep an eye on the BOA Blog this week for a guest post from Noah with more from this collection. 

Boy King

Five hundred years ago, this movement
in the tomb of Tutankhamen:
a gold-leaved chair collapses, dust
swirls up in cerement darkness, then

the long settling of motes. In this way, a poem
breaks down into the gold & dust of time,
atom by atom. But the masked self
bears eternal witness to its hieroglyph.

Diana, Charles, & the Queen is available from the BOA Bookstore.

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