Jun 15, 2013

Poetry Solace: Of terza rima

Continuing with another poem by Adrienne Rich.. this one is from her "fox: poems from 1998 - 2000"..

Terza Rima
She says:   I gave my name and it was taken
I no longer have my name
I gave my word and it was broken

My words are learning
to walk on crutches
through traffic

without stammering
My name is  prisoner
who will not name names

She says:   I gave my tongue
to love   and this
makes it hard to speak

She says:   When my life depended
on one of two
opposite terms

I dared mix beauty with courage
they were my lovers
together they were tortured

Have a good weekend! Stay safe and take care!

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