3.28.2012

for Adrienne Rich

Tonight I sulk, under
the influence of the slow
moon, the same moon from
which you drew your words.

I was taught not to pout,
but your leaving has left
me bereft, pushing against
the words that are coming.

I only want to thank you.

12 comments:

  1. "and besides
    you breathe differently down here."

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  2. :( she was a phenomenal force,... we've all lost someone tonight I think,... off to pour a glass of something strong and raise a toast to a fantastic woman and poet

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  3. an artist like that...thank you is all you can offer

    RIP

    lovely tribute

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  4. She gave her words, and work to the world - how many of us will be able to say the same thing when our time comes? Such an out-spoken champion of personal and social freedom - such a loss at a time when few people are prepared to take a stand.

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  5. Bereft - I am there. Giving thanks a thousand-fold.

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  6. I'm sure she feels your thanks, and ours. At least I hope she does.

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  7. "... My heart is moved by all I cannot save:
    so much has been destroyed.

    I have to cast my lot with those
    who age after age, perversely,

    with no extraordinary power,
    reconstitute the world."

    Adrienne Rich, from "Natural Resources"

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  8. Thanks for the tribute to a brilliant poet and woman.
    eden

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  9. Jen and I are writing posts about our experiences with Rich -- I just put mine up. http://mamanervosa.com/2012/03/29/reading-adrienne-rich-in-oklahoma-with-a-bunch-of-boys/

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  10. love your post, Lauren. it's got me thinking and remembering.

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