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Today I’m sharing a poem by Michael Collier, a professor at University of Maryland and former poet laureate of Maryland. I had the pleasure of hearing him read on two occasions, and the luck of attending a small workshop that he held for my undergrad poetry class. This poem appeared in the April 2012 issue of Poetry Magazine:

Six Lines for Louise Bogan

BY MICHAEL COLLIER

All that has tamed me I have learned to love

and lost that wildness that was once beloved.

All that was loved I’ve learned to tame

and lost the beloved that once was wild.

All that is wild is tamed by love—

and the beloved (wildness) that once was loved.

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