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Bed of Mint (excerpt)

Lorna Goodison

A bed of mint
beneath the window
of the room where we sleep
will render the morning air
sharp and sweet.

Then we will roll over
like the waves and wake
to draw tea from the source
springing beneath the window.
Living sweet and sharp to each other.

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"Bed of Mint" (excerpt) from Turn Thanks by Lorna Goodison. Copyright © 1999. Reprinted with permission of the author and the University of Illinois Press.


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