Alice Notley Poems

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Poem 1

St. Mark's Place caught at night in hot summer,
Lonely from the beginning of time until now.
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2.
"Have Made Earth as the Mirror of Heaven"

my name is Alice Elizabeth, so am I
Allie Sheedy of the movie Short Circuits thus angry
or Elizabeth McGovern self-controlled?
This question is posited
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3.
Individual Time

I'm calling out from pictures to your vision creating it
turn right, that dream building cutglass window in door.
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4.
30th Birthday

May I never be afraid
especially of myself
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5.
It Would

it would be that
but only if I knew how
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6.
The Descent Of Alette ['Presently']

'Presently' 'we neared a pale beach,' 'narrow' 'with trees behind it'
'thick & blue-black,' '& lights' 'many lights' 'deep inside the'
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The Descent Of Alette ['The Water' 'Of The River']

'The water' 'of the river' 'was mild-temperatured,' 'the current
gentle' 'I soon began' 'to swim—' 'in a moonless,' 'starless darkness'
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8.
The Goddess Who Created This Passing World

Said Let there be lightbulbs & liquefaction
Life spilled out onto the street, colors whirled
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9.
No World Is Intact

and no one cares about you.
I leaned down over
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10.
Woman In Front Of Poster Of Herself

Said I shouldn't.
Fingering me.
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