poetry corner #1

So I’m going to start posting poetry that strikes me. I’m not going to do it on a specific day, but definitely regularly. I’ve already been collecting poems from online archives, and this is a way to encourage me to keep doing it. If you have just read a poem you love, please share it with me! 

Implosions by Adrienne Rich

The world’s
not wanton
only wild and wavering

I wanted to choose words that even you
would have to be changed by

Take the word
of my pulse, loving and ordinary
Send out your signals, hoist
your dark scribbled flags
but take
my hand

All wars are useless to the dead

My hands are knotted in the rope
and I cannot sound the bell

My hands are frozen to the switch
and I cannot throw it

The foot is in the wheel

When it’s finished and we’re lying
in a stubble of blistered flowers
eyes gaping, mouths staring
dusted with crushed arterial blues

I’ll have done nothing
even for you?

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