Patrick White Poems
- You Are Crazy You are crazy and beautiful and wounded and ...
- The Widening Compass Of Pain ations. At war with the ...
- A Day Of Writing A day of writing, trying to clarify myself ...
- You Were The Intimacy You were the intimacy of the things I...
- My Death Was A Quiet Event My death was a quiet event. I ...
- Rain At Five In The Morning. C...
- Yes, There Are Pale Gardens Yes, there are pale gardens, ...
Former poet laureate of Ottawa. Eight books of poetry: Poems (Soft Press) , God in the Rafters, (Borealis) , Stations (Commoner’s Books) , Homage to Victor Jara, (Steel Rail Press) , Seventeen Odes, (Fiddlehead Books) , Orpheus on Highbeam, (Anthos Books) , Habitable Planets, New and Selected Poems, (Cormorant Books) , and The Benjamin Chee Chee Elegies, (General Store Publishing) . His work has ... more »
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You Are Crazy
You are crazy and beautiful
and wounded and wild
and the youngest daughter
of a coven of poetic sea-witches,
and dangerous as the moon in your changes,
the fragrance of night
hovering over the blue star-honey
of your seductive hive of candles,
the skulls you drink from naked,
anointing the fire
with libations of blood and wine,
dancing to the passionate lament
of ancient serpents
unfolding their wings
like eras in the lives of stars,
constellations that have come and gone like leaves,
seasons that are only distant ...