Erica Jong

(26 March 1942 / New York City)

Autobiographical - Poem by Erica Jong

Play Poem Video

The lover in these poems
is me;
the doctor,
Love.
He appears
as husband, lover
analyst & muse,
as father, son
& maybe even God
& surely death.

All this is true.

The man you turn to
in the dark
is many men.

This is an open secret
women share
& yet agree to hide
as if
they might then
hide it from themselves.

I will not hide.

I write in the nude.
I name names.
I am I.
The doctor's name is Love.


Comments about Autobiographical by Erica Jong

  • Rookie Michael Shepherd (4/8/2005 5:03:00 AM)

    Erica, we all know your reputation.... but this is a fine poem. hanks. (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: husband, women, son, father, dark, death, god, love, poem, woman



Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



[Hata Bildir]