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  • Where Do We Go From Here?

    , by Margaret Randall

    Through the cold glass of a winter window
    where crazed weather holds my breath
    to task,
    a tangled canopy of tree and sky
    becomes that ornately carved pediment:
    Banteay Shrei in late afternoon
    just south of where great rivers
    are diverted by Chinese dams—
    visions of yuan, mouths (...)


    , by Margaret Randall

    Selection of poems from Margaret Randall’s RUINS (University of New Mexico Press, 2011) recorded by Daniel Staniforth and Rebsie Fairholm. Original music composed and/or arranged by Staniforth and performed by Staniforth and Fairholm, with vocals, cello, double bass, guitars, ukulele, (...)

  • RUINS - poems

    , by Margaret Randall

    In Search of the Next Sun
    At Teotihuácan I watch helpless as you slip away, are sucked, taken from this time into that other. You walk beside me, children and grandchildren scattered oblivious between pyramids of Sun and Moon along broad Avenue of the Dead, but I know it is only your shell (...)

  • Testigo de Piedra

    , by Margaret Randall

    Testigo de piedra nació en Kiet Seel, una ruina de nuestros ancestros pueblo ubicada en la parte norte del estado de Arizona cerca de la frontera con Utah. Se encuentra bajo la jurisdicción del Navajo National Monument y la maneja el Servicio Nacional de Parques y la Nación Navajo. Cada (...)