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Maxine Kumin

Poems of Maxine Kumin

1. In the Park 1/20/2003
2. Purgatory 1/20/2003
3. Sonnets Uncorseted -new- 12/20/2014
4. The Hermit Goes Up Attic 1/20/2003
5. Woodchucks 1/20/2003

Sonnets Uncorseted

She was twenty-two. He was fifty-three,
a duke, a widower with ten children.

They met in Paris, each in exile from
the English Civil War. Virginal

and terrified, still she agreed
to marry him. Though women were mere chattel

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