Bruce Beaver

(14 Februrary 1928 - 17 February 2004 / New South Wales / Australia)

Bruce Beaver Poems

1. Cat Lady 4/30/2012
2. Death's Directives (I) 4/30/2012
3. Death's Directives (Ii) 4/30/2012
4. East Of Atlan 4/30/2012
5. Lauds And Plants (Xiv) 4/30/2012
6. Letters To Live Poets (Vi) 4/30/2012
7. Letters To Live Poets (Xii) 4/30/2012
8. Lunch Date 4/30/2012
9. Merging Aspects 4/30/2012
10. Myth 4/30/2012
11. Poem For Adrienne Rich (I) 4/30/2012
12. Poem For Adrienne Rich (Ii) 4/30/2012
13. Poems For Adrienne Rich (Iv) 4/30/2012
14. Prelude 4/30/2012
15. Rationale 4/30/2012
16. Seer 4/30/2012
17. Visitation 4/30/2012
18. Poems For Adrienne Rich (Iii) 4/30/2012
19. Letters To Live Poets (I) 4/30/2012
20. Old Flame 4/30/2012
21. Monolith 4/30/2012

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Lauds And Plants (Xiv)

<i>Like a bridge over troubled water, I will lay me down
Simon & Garfunkel</i>
what does the world know of you and me
together what does it know of us together
why should it care

if separated we should depend on substanceless
memories and make much of moments
gone into the timeless

not far from where you are now is still a beach
at the side of a Bay of Islands township circumspect
of history and tourism

white board roofs and walls salt-white sunlight
abutting the beach a road of residentials
front row of a summer ...

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Death's Directives (I)

When life was all about me
like a constraining womb
I wrote poems about death.
I did not call them death poems
but thought they were all about life
in extremis, life as an agony.

Now at the end of winter
death seems to be everywhere,

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