Jorie Graham

Jorie Graham Poems

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