Dan Rose

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Mea Culpa,
      August 2006

To the owners
of the cottage
on the rocks
at the shore
of Clark’s Cove
where we stayed
in Walpole, Maine –
I apologize.

It is I
who stole
from your bed-
room bookcase
William Carlos Williams,
Selected Poems.

How can I ever
repay you?
It’s the best
thing I
ever stole.


Dan Rose has taught English to elementary, secondary, and college students in New England, New Jersey, and the UK.  A poet, editor, and lecturer, his poems have appeared in Alaska Quarterly, Lips, and U.S. Poets 1.  He teaches and writes on various subjects and lives in Wharton, NJ.


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