Category Archives: relationships

The Conspiracy, Robert Creeley

The Conspiracy You send me your poems, I’ll send you mine. Things tend to awaken even through random communication Let us suddenly proclaim spring. And jeer at the others, all the others. I will send a picture too if you … Continue reading

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For Jane, with all the love I had, which was not enough

For Jane: With All The Love I Had, Which Was Not Enough I pick up the skirt, I pick up the sparkling beads in black, this thing that moved once around flesh, and I call God a liar, I say … Continue reading

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Robert Kelly: Poem for Easter

Poem for Easter Robert Kelly All women are beautiful as they rise exultant from the ruins they make of us. . . and this woman who lies back informing the sheets has slain me with all day love and now … Continue reading

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No wonder you are the way you are

Love Poem There is always something to be made of pain. Your mother knits. She turns out scarves in every shade of red. They were for Christmas, and they kept you warm while she married over and over, taking you … Continue reading

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To Mention an Orchid to a Storm

to mention an orchid to a storm by the long, cool dark of her hair, i am divided; as if i were a yes torn between too many no’s, as if the night had a flavor all its own, and … Continue reading

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Fionula Dowling – Ways of Keeping

Ways of Keeping I have kept my love for you like an unloved dog, chained up in the yard. You have kept your love for me pressed between pages of a well-loved book. With a diamond, secretly, you have etched … Continue reading

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