Grace Paley

(11 December 1922 – 22 August 2007 / Bronx, New York)

Grace Paley Poems

1. Here 1/13/2003
2. This Life 1/13/2003
3. The Poet's Occasional Alternative 4/19/2012
4. Autumn 10/5/2011
5. When I Was Asked How I Could Leave Vermont In The Middle Of October 4/19/2012
6. Walking In The Woods 4/19/2012
7. One Day 4/19/2012
8. One Day I Decided 4/19/2012
9. The Boy His Mother 4/19/2012
10. Words 4/19/2012
11. Reading The Newspapers At The Village Store 4/19/2012
12. People In My Family 4/19/2012
13. Hand Me Downs 4/19/2012
Best Poem of Grace Paley


Here I am in the garden laughing
an old woman with heavy breasts
and a nicely mapped face

how did this happen
well that's who I wanted to be

at last a woman
in the old style sitting
stout thighs apart under
a big skirt grandchild sliding
on off my lap a pleasant
summer perspiration

that's my old man across the yard
he's talking to the meter reader
he's telling him the world's sad story
how electricity is oil or uranium
and so forth I tell my grandson
run over to your grandpa ask him
to sit beside me for a minute I
am ...

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