Carolyn Kizer Poems
|1.||The Great Blue Heron||6/12/2015|
|3.||Where I've Been All My Life||1/14/2016|
|4.||A Muse Of Water||11/24/2014|
|6.||Days Of 1986||1/3/2003|
|7.||A Song For Muriel||1/3/2003|
|10.||The Ungrateful Garden||1/3/2003|
|11.||On A Line From Valéry (The Gulf War)||1/20/2003|
|14.||A Poet's Household||1/3/2003|
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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.
Mythologize your women! None escape.
Europe was named from an act of bestial rape:
Eponymous girl on bull-back, he intent
on scattering sperm across a continent.
Old Zeus refused to take the rap.
It's not his name in big print on the map.
But let's go back to the beginning
when sinners ...