Carolyn Forché

(28 April, 1950 - / Detroit, Michigan)

Carolyn Forché Poems

1. Travel Papers 5/20/2016
2. The Memory of Elena 5/20/2016
3. Reunion 5/20/2016
4. Skin Canoes 5/20/2016
5. Taking Off My Clothes 5/20/2016
6. The Visitor 5/20/2016
7. Kalaloch 5/20/2016
8. Selective Service 5/20/2016
9. Ancapagari 5/20/2016
10. Sequestered Writing 3/21/2012
11. The Ghost of Heaven 11/25/2015
12. The Morning Baking 1/13/2003
13. Elegy 1/13/2003
14. The Garden Shukkei-En 1/13/2003
15. The Testimony Of Light 1/13/2003
16. The Visitor 1/13/2003
17. Poem For Maya 1/13/2003
18. The Colonel 1/13/2003
Best Poem of Carolyn Forché

The Colonel

What you have heard is true. I was in his house.
His wife carried a tray of coffee and sugar. His
daughter filed her nails, his son went out for the
night. There were daily papers, pet dogs, a pistol
on the cushion beside him. The moon swung bare on
its black cord over the house. On the television
was a cop show. It was in English. Broken bottles
were embedded in the walls around the house to
scoop the kneecaps from a man's legs or cut his
hands to lace. On the windows there were gratings
like those in liquor stores. We had dinner, rack of
lamb, good...

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The Morning Baking

Grandma, come back, I forgot
How much lard for these rolls

Think you can put yourself in the ground
Like plain potatoes and grow in Ohio?
I am damn sick of getting fat like you

Think you can lie through your Slovak?
Tell filthy stories about the blood sausage?

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