Anne Waldman Poems

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1.
Fast Speaking Woman [excerpt]

woman never under your thumb, says
skull that was a head, says
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2.
Baby's Pantoum

I lie in my crib midday this is
unusual I don't sleep really
Mamma's sweeping or else boiling water for tea
Other sounds are creak of chair & floor, water
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3.
Allegorical Baraka

who wakes you up
bad scenic tapestry
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4.
Attenuate The Loss And Find

name appears
everywhere and in dream
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5.
A Phonecall From Frank O'Hara

I was living in San Francisco
My heart was in Manhattan
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6.
Matriot Acts, Act I [history Of Mankind]

you no longer believe in anything
movement of train, mauve waves
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7.
Manatee/Humanity [excerpt]

in the ritual they said cast your lot in here
in the ritual you were meant to be protector
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8.
Scallop Song

I wore a garland of the briar that put me now in awe
I wore a garland of the brain that was whole
It commanded me, done babbling
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9.
Problem-Not-Solving

Standing in front of the Canelleto of Venice's "ghetto vecchio", "ghetto" the word for "foundry,"contemplating those arms and harms. I sit down in ghetto, I sit here in ghetto vecchio.
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10.
Maelstrom: One Drop Makes the Whole World Kin

All the world is one, like an angry deity's essence dropped in
the ocean
becoming monstrous: what happens Mumbai happens Paris
What happens Vicenza U.S. Base or Prodi, Kyoto Accord, XL
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