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What Galatea Said

What Galatea Said by Theodora Goss You made me, breast and thigh, the curves of my belly. Out of marble you selected yourself from a quarry in the mountains outside the city of Carrara, the color of bleached linen or … Continue reading

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Spring Poem

Spring Poem by Theodora Goss It was spring. All the birds were building their nests and I had no nest. They were settling down and finding a place to rest and I had no place to rest, or to lay … Continue reading

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To Be a Woman

To Be a Woman by Theodora Goss To be a woman is to be always holding the tears of others, the fears, the dreams and hopes and desires of others, as a jar holds water. There are days on which … Continue reading

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The Bat-Woman

The Bat-Woman by Theodora Goss She lives in the darkness of the cave. She hangs upside down by her toes, she clutches a fissure in the rock, the long nails of her toes hanging on, the rest of her hanging … Continue reading

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The Kreagra

The Kreagra (Bronze, 450-350 BC) by Theodora Goss In a case in the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest, there is a kreagra. It looks a bit like the end of a garden rake if its tines resembled the arms … Continue reading

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Easter Monday

Easter Monday by Theodora Goss In the city that has not been bombed, there are people walking. Some of them are clearly lovers, some of them are just as clearly families or friends — you can tell from the way … Continue reading

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The Princess and the Peas

The Princess and the Peas by Theodora Goss It was raining. It had been raining for four days and you were as wet as a wet pig, as your mother would say. Water was dripping from your hair down to … Continue reading

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