Carolyn Kizer


Carolyn Kizer Poems

1. The Great Blue Heron 6/12/2015
2. Ingathering 6/19/2015
3. Where I've Been All My Life 1/14/2016
4. Amusing Our Daughters 1/10/2018
5. The Erotic Philosophers 1/10/2018
6. Fanny 1/10/2018
7. Food of Love 1/10/2018
8. Lines to Accompany Flowers for Eve 1/10/2018
9. October 1973 1/10/2018
10. Pro Femina 1/10/2018
11. Semele Recycled 1/10/2018
12. Summer near the River 1/10/2018
13. Through a Glass Eye, Lightly 1/10/2018
14. What the Bones Know 1/10/2018
15. Afternoon Happiness 1/10/2018
16. Night Sounds 1/10/2018
17. How It Passes 1/10/2018
18. Thrall 1/10/2018
19. Election Day, 1984 1/10/2018
20. A Muse Of Water 11/24/2014
21. Cultural Evolution 1/3/2003
22. Days Of 1986 1/3/2003
23. A Song For Muriel 1/3/2003
24. American Beauty 1/3/2003
25. The Ungrateful Garden 1/3/2003
26. Parent's Pantoum 1/3/2003
27. On A Line From Valéry (The Gulf War) 1/20/2003
28. Reunion 1/3/2003
29. The Intruder 1/3/2003
30. A Poet's Household 1/3/2003
31. Fearful Women 1/3/2003

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Reunion

For more than thirty years we hadn't met.
I remembered the bright query of your face,
That single-minded look,intense and stern,
Yet most important -how could I forget?-
Was what your taught me inadvertantly
(tutored by books and parents, even more
By my own awe at what was yet to learn):
The finest intellect can be a bore.

At this, perhaps our final interview,
Still luminous with your passion to instruct,
You speak to that recalcitrant pupil who
Inhaled the chalk-dust of your rhetoric.
I nod, I sip my wine, I praise your view,
Grateful, my dear, that...

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Fearful Women

Arms and the girl I sing - O rare
arms that are braceleted and white and bare

arms that were lovely Helen's, in whose name
Greek slaughtered Trojan. Helen was to blame.

Scape-nanny call her; wars for turf
and profit don't sound glamorous enough.