Adrienne Rich

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

Poems of Adrienne Rich

If you see a poem only with title, it is listed that way because of copyright reasons.
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

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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