Theodore Roethke

(1908 - 1963 / Michigan / United States)

Theodore Roethke Poems

1. various quotes from On Poetry and Craft: Selected Prose of Theodore Roethke 1/20/2003
2. The Waking (1953) 1/20/2003
3. The Waking (1948) 1/20/2003
4. The Voice 3/30/2010
5. The Visitant 3/30/2010
6. The Storm 1/13/2003
7. The Sloth 1/3/2003
8. The Shape Of The Fire 3/30/2010
9. The Saginaw Song 3/30/2010
10. The Right Thing 3/30/2010
11. The Reckoning 1/3/2003
12. The Minimal 1/13/2003
13. The Meadow Mouse 1/3/2003
14. The Geranium 1/3/2003
15. The Far Field 1/3/2003
16. The Bat 1/3/2003
17. Snake 1/3/2003
18. She 1/3/2003
19. selections from I Am! Said the Lamb 1/20/2003
20. Root Cellar 3/30/2010

She

I think the dead are tender. Shall we kiss? --
My lady laughs, delighting in what is.
If she but sighs, a bird puts out its tongue.
She makes space lonely with a lovely song.
She lilts a low soft language, and I hear
Down long sea-chambers of the inner ear.

We sing together; we sing mouth to mouth.
The garden is a river flowing south.

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