DAPHNE – Michigan Quarterly Review


Published in Issue 63.1: Winter 2024

She can be found
in two places
in the index
in Edith Hamilton’s
Mythology: under
she belongs––
and under Apollo,
where she struggled
not to be. There,
it reads: Apollo,
Daphne loved
––as if. As
if overtaking
could be
with love, as
if a woman
didn’t have
to choose
between being
Daphne, by
Apollo stolen,
or being––
a tree be-
yond him.

Andrea Cohen’s most recent poetry collections are Everything and Nightshade; a new collection, The Sorrow Apartments, is forthcoming.  She directs the Blacksmith House Poetry Series in Cambridge, MA.

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