Erica Jong

(26 March 1942 / New York City)

Erica Jong Poems

121. The Dirty Laundry Poem 3/28/2012
122. Knives 3/28/2012
123. A Reading 3/28/2012
124. Another Language 3/28/2012
125. At The Museum Of Natural History 3/28/2012
126. At The Edge Of The Body 3/28/2012
127. Blood & Honey 3/28/2012
128. For All Those Who Died 3/28/2012
129. Becoming A Nun 3/28/2012
130. Birthdays 3/28/2012
131. Aura 3/28/2012
132. Books 3/28/2012
133. Alcestis On The Poetry Circuit 3/28/2012
134. Continental Divide 3/28/2012
135. Because I Would Not Admit 3/28/2012
136. Empty 3/28/2012
137. Depression In Early Spring 3/28/2012
138. The Central Passion 3/28/2012
139. The Artist As An Old Man 1/3/2003
140. Narcissus, Photographer 1/3/2003
141. January In New York 3/28/2012
142. The Poet Fears Failure 1/3/2003
143. For An Earth-Landing 1/3/2003
144. Henry James In The Heart Of The City 1/3/2003
145. Baby Witch 3/28/2012
146. To My Brother Poet, Seeking Peace 1/3/2003
147. Autobiographical 1/3/2003
148. Middle Aged Lovers, Ii 1/3/2003
149. To Whom It May Concern 1/3/2003
150. People Who Live 1/3/2003
151. Colder 1/3/2003
152. Ordinary Miracles 1/3/2003
153. Parable Of The Four-Poster 1/3/2003
154. Dear Colette 1/3/2003
155. Autumn Perspective 1/3/2003
156. Smoke 1/3/2003
157. We Learned 1/3/2003
158. Flying At Forty 1/3/2003
159. The End Of The World 1/3/2003
160. The Poem Cat 1/3/2003

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

After The Earthquake

After the first astounding rush,
after the weeks at the lake,
the crystal, the clouds, the water lapping the rocks,
the snow breaking under our boots like skin,
& the long mornings in bed. . .

After the tangos in the kitchen,
& our eyes fixed on each other at dinner,
as if we would eat with our lids,
as if we would swallow each other. . .

I find you still
here beside me in bed,
(while my pen scratches the pad
& your skin glows as you read)
& my whole life so mellowed & changed

that at times I cannot remember
the crimp in my heart that ...

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The Artist As An Old Man

If you ask him he will talk for hours--
how at fourteen he hammered signs, fingers
raw with cold, and later painted bowers
in ladies' boudoirs; how he played checkers
for two weeks in jail, and lived on dark bread;
how he fled the border to a country
which disappeared wars ago; unfriended
crossed a continent while this century
began. He seldom speaks of painting now.

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