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For this session we read the poem An Old Story by Tracy K. Smith, posted below.
Our prompt was: “ Write about a color that has made you weep. ”
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An Old Story by Tracy K. Smith We were made to understand it would be Terrible. Every small want, every niggling urge, Every hate swollen to a kind of epic wind. Livid, the land, and ravaged, like a rageful Dream. The worst in us having taken over And broken the rest utterly down. A long age Passed. When at last we knew how little Would survive us—how little we had mended Or built that was not now lost—something Large and old awoke. And then our singing Brought on a different manner of weather. Then animals long believed gone crept down From trees. We took new stock of one another. We wept to be reminded of such color. Credit: poetryfoundation.org Tracy K. Smith, "An Old Story" from Wade in the Water. Copyright © 2018 by Tracy K. Smith.
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