The Destruction and Preservation of Palmyra

palmyra1PALMYRA, SYRIA: Ancient ruins of the Palmyra city at present destroyed in the Syrian war. View on the Arch in Palmyra in October 14, 2006. by Rafal Cichawa

Erin Thompson in Kenyon Review:  “When I was a child, I could walk into the desert from our house on the outskirts of Tucson. Tense with attention, I found paths between thorns, silent under the heavy ticking of the sun. Once, I dropped into a cluster of creosote and mesquite and came face to face with a dying coyote, still as a statue except for its panting tongue…”

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