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Jean Valentine

(27 April 1934 / Chicago, Ill)

Poems of Jean Valentine

1. Dream Barker 1/13/2003
2. Elegy For Jane Kenyon (2) 1/13/2003
3. Eleventh Brother 3/5/2014
4. Father Lynch Returns from the Dead 3/5/2014
5. Friend 3/5/2014
6. Friend 2 3/5/2014
7. Ghost Elephants 3/5/2014
8. Hospital: strange lights 3/5/2014
9. I Have Lived In Your Face 3/5/2014
10. La Chalupa, The Boat 3/5/2014
11. Late 1/13/2003
12. Red Cloth 3/5/2014
13. The Branches 3/5/2014
14. To Plath, To Sexton 1/13/2003
15. To The Black Madonna Of Chartres 3/5/2014
16. X 1/13/2003

Eleventh Brother

one arm still a swan's wing
The worst had happened before:
love—before I knew it was mine—
turned into a wild swan
and flew across the rough water
Outsider seedword until I die
I will be open to you as
an egg speechless red

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