Adrienne Rich

Rookie (16 May 1929 – 27 March 2012 / Baltimore, Maryland)

Adrienne Rich Poems

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1. A Valediction Forbidding Mourning 1/3/2003
2. Aunt Jennifer's Tigers 1/3/2003
3. Burning Oneself Out 1/3/2003
4. Cartographies Of Silence 1/3/2003
5. Diving Into The Wreck 1/3/2003
6. Final Notions 1/3/2003
7. For The Dead 1/3/2003
8. For The Record 1/3/2003
9. From A Survivor 1/3/2003
10. From An Atlas Of The Difficult World 1/3/2003
11. Implosions 1/3/2003
12. In A Classroom 1/3/2003
13. In Those Years 1/3/2003
14. Integrity 1/13/2003
15. Living In Sin 1/3/2003
16. Miracle Ice Cream 1/3/2003
17. Moving In Winter 1/3/2003
18. My Mouth Hovers Across Your Breasts 1/3/2003
19. November 1968 1/3/2003
20. Orion 1/3/2003
21. Our Whole Life 1/13/2003
22. Paula Becker To Clara Westhoff 1/3/2003
23. Planetarium 1/3/2003
24. Power 1/13/2003
25. Prospective Immigrants Please Note 1/3/2003
26. Rural Reflections 1/3/2003
27. Shattered Head 1/3/2003
28. Snapshots Of A Daughter-In-Law 1/3/2003
29. Stepping Backward 1/3/2003
30. Two Songs 1/3/2003
31. Victory 1/3/2003
32. Women 8/7/2007
Best Poem of Adrienne Rich

Aunt Jennifer's Tigers

Aunt Jennifer's tigers prance across a screen,
Bright topaz denizens of a world of green.
They do not fear the men beneath the tree;
They pace in sleek chivalric certainty.

Aunt Jennifer's finger fluttering through her wool
Find even the ivory needle hard to pull.
The massive weight of Uncle's wedding band
Sits heavily upon Aunt Jennifer's hand.

When Aunt is dead, her terrified hands will lie
Still ringed with ordeals she was mastered by.
The tigers in the panel that she made
Will go on prancing, proud and unafraid.

Read the full of Aunt Jennifer's Tigers

Power

Living in the earth-deposits of our history

Today a backhoe divulged out of a crumbling flank of earth
one bottle amber perfect a hundred-year-old
cure for fever or melancholy a tonic
for living on this earth in the winters of this climate.

Today I was reading about Marie Curie:
she must have known she suffered from radiation sickness

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