Erica Jong

(26 March 1942 / New York City)

Erica Jong Poems

41. The Sheets 3/28/2012
42. Self-Portrait 3/28/2012
43. On The Avenue 3/28/2012
44. On The First Night 3/28/2012
45. My Death 3/28/2012
46. Near The Black Forest 3/28/2012
47. The Man Giving Birth In The Dark 3/28/2012
48. Letter To Myselves 3/28/2012
49. I Try To Keep 3/28/2012
50. The Death Of Goddesses 3/28/2012
51. Insomnia & Poetry 3/28/2012
52. If God Is A Dog 3/28/2012
53. For Molly, Concerning God 3/28/2012
54. Gardener 3/28/2012
55. Eveningsong At Bellosguardo 3/28/2012
56. Flight To Catalina 3/28/2012
57. The Catch 3/28/2012
58. Dear Keats 3/28/2012
59. Venice, November, 1966 3/28/2012
60. Walking Through The Upper East Side 3/28/2012
61. Zen & The Art Of Poetry 3/28/2012
62. You Hate The Telephone 3/28/2012
63. There is a white wood house near Hampstead Heath 3/28/2012
64. The Truce Between The Sexes 3/28/2012
65. Unrequited 3/28/2012
66. Without Parachutes 3/28/2012
67. The Birth Of The Water Baby 3/28/2012
68. The Bed Of The World 3/28/2012
69. His Tuning Of The Night 3/28/2012
70. The Heart, The Child, The World 3/28/2012
71. Paper Chains 3/28/2012
72. Still Life With Tulips 3/28/2012
73. Sleep 3/28/2012
74. To A Transatlantic Mirror 3/28/2012
75. Egyptology 3/28/2012
76. Dear Anne Sexton 3/28/2012
77. Driving Me Away 3/28/2012
78. Knives 3/28/2012
79. Pane Caldo 3/28/2012
80. For Claudia, Against Narrowness 3/28/2012

Comments about Erica Jong

  • Elinoar rozen (1/18/2018 11:20:00 PM)

    Looking for the poem Cornucopia by Erica jong

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  • Mariessa Retuya Mariessa Retuya (9/16/2012 10:25:00 AM)

    Hi Ms. Erica Jong good evening.. I'm Mariessa Retuya from Philippines a 3rd year student at University of Cebu Lapu-lapu and Mandaue taking up Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education specializing English and one of my course for this semester is Literary Criticism. In line with this, I would like to ask your permission to allow me to use your poem entitled WRINKLES as a material on the said course because I found your poem interesting and nice, and this would be a great help for us students. Your possible response with this message would be of great help, thank you and god speed ;)

  • Mariessa Retuya Mariessa Retuya (9/16/2012 10:23:00 AM)

    Hi Ms. Erica Jong good evening.. I'm Mariessa Retuya from Philippines a 3rd year student at University of Cebu Lapu-lapu and Mandaue taking up Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education specializing English and one of my course for this semester is Literary Criticism. In line with this, I would like to ask your permission to allow me to use your poem entitled WRINKLES as a material on the said course because I found your poem interesting and nice, and this would be a great help for us students. Your possible response with this message would be of great help, thank you and god speed ;)

Best Poem of Erica Jong

Beast, Book, Body

I was sick of being a woman,
sick of the pain,
the irrelevant detail of sex,
my own concavity
uselessly hungering
and emptier whenever it was filled,
and filled finally
by its own emptiness,
seeking the garden of solitude
instead of men.

The white bed
in the green garden--
I looked forward
to sleeping alone
the way some long
for a lover.

Even when you arrived,
I tried to beat you
away with my sadness,
my cynical seductions,
and my trick of
turning a slave
into a master.

And all because
you made
my fingertips...

Read the full of Beast, Book, Body

To Whom It May Concern

In Autumn,
as in Spring,
the sap flows,
the sap wishes to race
against heartbeats
before the winter,
before the winter
buries us
in her usual shroud of ice.

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