Henri Cole

  • Immortal

    With the press of a button, she appears out. of darkness, sitting. with one ankle. over the other, in a woven dress. and sandals, …

  • Pig

    Poor patient pig—trying to keep his balance, that’s all, upright on a flatbed ahead of me, somewhere between Pennsylvania and Ohio, enjoying…

  • Hens

    It’s good for the ego, when I call and they come. running, squawking and clucking, because it’s feedtime, and once again I can’t resist…

  • Quai Aux Fleurs

    I want to just keep on smearing butter. & jam on toast with a blunt knife. and licking foam from my espresso cup, while listening to Lizzy…

  • Birthday

    Hear the author read this poem (in RealAudio) When I was a boy, we called it punishment.to be locked up in a room. God's apparent.abdication…

  • Dead Wren

    Opening your little gothic wings. on my whitewashed chest of drawers, I almost fear you, as if today were my funeral. Moment by moment, enzymes…

  • Landscape With Deer and Figure

    If you listen, you can hear them chewing. before you see them standing or sitting - with slim legs and branching antlers - eating together like…

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Cryotherapy's Dubious Appeal

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Confessions of Moms Around the World

In Europe, mothers get maternity leave, discounted daycare, and flexible working hours.

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How Do Trees Know When It's Spring?

The science behind beautiful seasonal blooming

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