Jorie Graham

Jorie Graham Poems

1. Reading Plato 6/24/2015
2. Manteau Three 1/13/2003
3. Le Manteau De Pascal 1/13/2003
4. Of The Ever-Changing Agitation In The Air 1/13/2003
5. Underneath (9) 1/13/2003
6. The Guardian Angel Of The Private Life 1/13/2003
7. The Guardian Angel Of The Little Utopia 1/13/2003
8. San Sepolcro 1/13/2003
9. The Surface 1/13/2003
10. To A Friend Going Blind 1/13/2003
11. Orpheus And Eurydice 1/20/2003
12. Prayer 1/13/2003
13. Mind 1/13/2003
14. Salmon 1/13/2003
15. The Way Things Work 1/13/2003
Best Poem of Jorie Graham

The Way Things Work

is by admitting
or opening away.
This is the simplest form
of current: Blue
moving through blue;
blue through purple;
the objects of desire
opening upon themselves
without us; the objects of faith.
The way things work
is by solution,
resistance lessened or
increased and taken
advantage of.
The way things work
is that we finally believe
they are there,
common and able
o illustrate themselves.
Wheel, kinetic flow,
rising and falling water,
ingots, levers and keys,
I believe in you,
cylinder lock, pully, ...

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