Erosion

Erosion

JORIE GRAHAM
Copyright Date: 1983
Pages: 96
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    Erosion
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    FromErosion:SAN SEPOLCROJorie Graham

    . . . . How cleanthe mind is,holy grave. It is this girlby Pierodella Francesca, unbuttoningher blue dress,her mantle of weather,to go intolabor. Come, we can go in.It is beforethe birth of god. No-onehas risen yetto the museums, to the assemblyline bodiesand wings to the open airmarket. This iswhat the living do: go in.It's a long way.And the dress keeps openingfrom eternityto privacy, quickening.Inside, at the heart,is tragedy, the present momentforever stillborn,but going in, each breathis a buttoncoming undone, something terriblynimble-fingeredfinding all of the stops.

    Jorie Grahamgrew up in Italy and now lives in northern California.She has received grants from the Ingram-Merrill Foundation, the Bunting Institute, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.Her first book,Hybrids of Plants and of Ghosts(Princeton, 1980), won the Great Lakes Colleges Association Award as the best first book of poems published in 1980.

    eISBN: 978-1-4008-3142-5
    Subjects: Language & Literature

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-1)
  3. SAN SEPOLCRO
    (pp. 2-3)
  4. READING PLATO
    (pp. 6-7)
  5. SCIROCCO
    (pp. 8-11)
  6. IN WHAT MANNER THE BODY IS UNITED WITH THE SOULE
    (pp. 12-15)
  7. THE AGE OF REASON
    (pp. 16-20)
  8. AT THE EXHUMED BODY OF SANTA CHIARA, ASSISI
    (pp. 21-21)
  9. ON FORM FOR BERRYMAN (Jan 7, 1982)
    (pp. 22-23)
  10. AT THE LONG ISLAND JEWISH GERIATRIC HOME
    (pp. 24-26)
  11. TO A FRIEND GOING BLIND
    (pp. 27-27)
  12. TRAGEDY
    (pp. 28-28)
  13. WANTING A CHILD
    (pp. 29-29)
  14. MY GARDEN, MY DAYLIGHT
    (pp. 30-31)
  15. STILL LIFE WITH WINDOW AND FISH
    (pp. 32-33)
  16. I WATCHED A SNAKE
    (pp. 34-35)
  17. MOTHER OF VINEGAR
    (pp. 36-36)
  18. THE LADY AND THE UNICORN AND OTHER TAPESTRIES
    (pp. 37-37)
  19. KIMONO
    (pp. 38-39)
  20. SALMON
    (pp. 40-41)
  21. PATIENCE
    (pp. 42-45)
  22. MAKING A LIVING
    (pp. 46-47)
  23. THE DAFFODIL
    (pp. 48-49)
  24. FOR JOHN KEATS
    (pp. 50-51)
  25. WOOD WASPS IN THE SPANISH WILLOW
    (pp. 52-55)
  26. EROSION
    (pp. 56-57)
  27. LOVE
    (pp. 58-60)
  28. TWO PAINTINGS BY GUSTAV KLIMT
    (pp. 61-63)
  29. HISTORY
    (pp. 64-65)
  30. MASACCIO’S EXPULSION
    (pp. 66-69)
  31. UPDRAFT (New York City, May 1982)
    (pp. 70-71)
  32. OF UNEVENNESS
    (pp. 72-73)
  33. AT LUCA SIGNORELLI’S RESURRECTION OF THE BODY
    (pp. 74-77)
  34. THE SENSE OF AN ENDING
    (pp. 78-83)
  35. Back Matter
    (pp. 84-84)