Annie Finch

Annie Finch Poems

1.
Elegy For My Father

HLF, August 8,1918—August 22,1997

“Bequeath us to no earthly shore until
Is answered in the vortex of our grave
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2.
Landing Under Water, I See Roots

All the things we hide in water
hoping we won't see them go—
(forests growing under water
press against the ones we know) —
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3.
Samhain

(The Celtic Halloween)
In the season leaves should love,
since it gives them leave to move
through the wind, towards the ground
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4.
Gulf War And Child: A Curse

He is sleeping, his fingers curled,
his belly pooled open, his legs gathered,
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5.
Insect

That hour-glass-backed,
orchard-legged,
heavy-headed will,
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Annie Finch (born 1956) is an American poet. She is author of numerous books of poetry as well as poetry translation, poetry anthologies and criticism, opera libretti, and poetic collaborations with visual art, music, theater, and dance. Her writings on poetry address topics including meter and prosody, postmodern form, and the place of poetry in c ...

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