Treasure Island

Carolyn Forché

(28 April, 1950 - / Detroit, Michigan)

Poems of Carolyn Forché

1. Elegy 1/13/2003
2. Poem For Maya 1/13/2003
3. Sequestered Writing 3/21/2012
4. The Colonel 1/13/2003
5. The Garden Shukkei-en 1/13/2003
6. The Morning Baking 1/13/2003
7. The Testimony Of Light 1/13/2003
8. The Visitor 1/13/2003

The Testimony Of Light

Our life is a fire dampened, or a fire shut up in stone.
--Jacob Boehme, De Incarnatione Verbi

Outside everything visible and invisible a blazing maple.
Daybreak: a seam at the curve of the world. The trousered legs of the women
shimmered.
They held their arms in front of them like ghosts.

The coal bones of the house clinked in a kimono of smoke.

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