Annie Finch

New Rochelle, New York
Annie Finch
New Rochelle, New York

Poems

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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.
Butterfly Lullaby
My wild indigo dusky wing
my mottled, broad-wing skipper,
a sleepy, dreamy dusty wing,
flying through my night.
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6.
Iowa Barn
Light and shadow
frame a window
that comes reaching
past a roof-edge
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7.
Wild Yeasts
Rumbling a way up my dough's heavy throat to its head,
seeping the trailed, airborne daughters down into the core,
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8.
Love in the Morning
Morning's a new bird
stirring against me
out of a quiet nest,
coming to flight—
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9.
Insect
That hour-glass-backed,
orchard-legged,
heavy-headed will,
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10.
A Valentine For Hands
names, silence—quietest minutes
(building like rain or returning like seas)
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