René Descartes and the Clockwork Girl

In man, it was written, are found the elements
and their characteristics, for he passes
from cold to hot, moisture to dryness.
He comes into being and passes out of being
like the minerals, nourishes and reproduces
like the plants, has feeling and life
like animals. His figure resembles the terebinth;
his hair, grass; veins, arteries...
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outstanding poetry!

A Love Poem

by Richard Schiffman

After aeons of hurtling through space, minding its own business,
there’s suddenly this other heavenly body out there
jerking on an asteroid’s heartstrings. Not that asteroids have hearts.
And that’s the point. It’s not about hearts, it’s about collisions.
Ok, it is about hearts too, dragging their debris-trails of longings
like the tails of...
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SINCE there is no escape, since at the end
My body will be utterly destroyed,
This hand I love as I have loved a friend,
This body I tended, wept with and enjoyed;
Since there is no escape even for me
Who love life with a love too sharp to bear:
The scent of orchards in the rain, the sea
And hours alone too still...
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'Hope' is the thing with feathers—
That perches in the soul—
And sings the tune without the words—
And never stops—at all—
And sweetest—in the Gale—is heard—
And sore must be the storm—
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm—
I've heard it in the chillest land—
And on the strangest Sea—
Yet, never, in Extremity,
It...
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Asimov's Science Fiction, December 2015 edited by Williams, Sheila

Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction September/October 2015 edited by Finlay, C.C.

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by King, Stephen

Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine September 2015 Vol. 39 No. 9 Edited by Williams, Sheila

Blockade Billy by King, Stephen

UR by King, Stephen

The Slow Regard of Silent Things (The Kingkiller Chronicle...
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