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An Unlikely Romance Blooms in a Hospital Room, Then Metastisizes

An Unlikely Romance Blooms in a Hospital Room, Then Metastisizes

REPRODUCTIONBy Ian Williams In his 2012 poem “Rings,” the Canadian writer Ian Williams turns a verse from Genesis, “Give me children, or else I die,” into a wry refrain. As it appears alongside mundane domestic choices like whether to adopt a pet or redecorate, the desperation of the verse gives way to an offbeat calm. Child rearing may be life-affirming, …

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