Carolyn Kizer Poems
|1.||The Great Blue Heron||6/12/2015|
|3.||Where I've Been All My Life||1/14/2016|
|4.||Amusing Our Daughters -new-||1/10/2018|
|5.||The Erotic Philosophers -new-||1/10/2018|
|7.||Food of Love -new-||1/10/2018|
|8.||Lines to Accompany Flowers for Eve -new-||1/10/2018|
|9.||October 1973 -new-||1/10/2018|
|10.||Pro Femina -new-||1/10/2018|
|11.||Semele Recycled -new-||1/10/2018|
|12.||Summer near the River -new-||1/10/2018|
|13.||Through a Glass Eye, Lightly -new-||1/10/2018|
|14.||What the Bones Know -new-||1/10/2018|
|15.||Afternoon Happiness -new-||1/10/2018|
|16.||Night Sounds -new-||1/10/2018|
|17.||How It Passes -new-||1/10/2018|
|19.||Election Day, 1984 -new-||1/10/2018|
|20.||A Muse Of Water||11/24/2014|
|22.||Days Of 1986||1/3/2003|
|23.||A Song For Muriel||1/3/2003|
|25.||The Ungrateful Garden||1/3/2003|
|27.||On A Line From Valéry (The Gulf War)||1/20/2003|
|30.||A Poet's Household||1/3/2003|
Comments about Carolyn Kizer
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 ...
Amusing Our Daughters
after Po Chü-i,
for Robert Creeley
We don't lack people here on the Northern coast,
But they are people one meets, not people one cares for.
So I bundle my daughters into the car
And with my brother poets, go to visit you, brother.
Here come your guests! A swarm of strangers and children;