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A place where living is a form of poetry

OCT 17, 2015

This essay was originally published in a new book, “Carolina Writers at Home.” The essay by Dorianne Laux about the home she has with husband, Joseph Millar, is reprinted with permission from The Hub City Writers Project.

My husband and I moved to the neighborhood of Five Points in Raleigh seven years ago. I remember looking up the meaning of the naming of the town and found that many cities have a Five Points area, named so because of the five roads that converge at a single point. Five Points is often one of the oldest parts of town, the center from which other towns grew. In other words, a star, which is why so many of our neighbors have tin stars, usually painted red, nailed to their houses or front doors.

 


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