Alison Hawthorne Deming

(1965 / United States)

Alison Hawthorne Deming Quotes

  • ''I don't know much about death and the sorriest lesson I've learned is that words, my most trusted guardians against chaos, offer small comfort in the face of anyone's dying.''
    Alison Hawthorne Deming (b. 1946), U.S. poet. Temporary Homelands, "Inside the Wolf," p. 60, Mercury House, San Francisco (1994).
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Eve Revisited

Pomegranates fell from the trees
in our sleep. If we stayed
in the sun too long
there were aloes
to cool the burn.
Henbane for predators
and succulents when the rain was scarce.
There was no glorified past
to point the way

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