Joan Woodbridge

Rookie - 326 Points (May 9,1933 / Flint, Michigan)

Joan Woodbridge Poems

1. The Breath Is Everything 12/3/2012
2. An Easy Winter 12/3/2012
3. Ryokan, I Bow To You 12/6/2012
4. Orca Speaks 12/15/2012
5. Without Remorse 12/15/2012
6. Invocation 12/19/2012
7. Beyond Ascription 12/19/2012
8. Dark Fields 12/21/2012
9. Diatribe On The Unfinished Woman: A Litany In Progress 1/9/2013
10. Owning 1/9/2013
11. Firebrand 5/28/2014
12. Living The Living Wheel* 8/25/2015
13. Hubris 7/10/2017
14. Morning Display 7/10/2017
15. Winter Solstice: The Return Of The Light And The Redemption Of Darkness 11/24/2012
16. After Shikujo's Pillow Book 12/19/2012
17. She-Bear's Dream 2/8/2017
18. Stone's Slow Words 11/24/2012
19. Why I Left The Roman Church 3/2/2014
20. An Uneasy Measure 11/24/2012
21. Reconciliation 11/23/2012
22. The Artist's Model Contemplates Negative Space 11/23/2012
23. Kiswar Q'inti* 12/3/2012
24. Vacated Space 11/25/2012
Best Poem of Joan Woodbridge

Vacated Space

The deciduous year attenuates
draws thin
my insubstantial resolve.

What beyond a certain grief can I make of this?

Is not failure in the striving itself?

What marks the way
between efforting and too easy acceptance?
beyond the failed dialogue between recrimination and defense?

The year contracts

Ah! Vacated Space again
at once
a stark statement of emptiness
and the quantum paradox of concurrent fullness

What remains?
non-striving stillness
awaiting
'not so much ...

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Reconciliation

Only now may it be spoken
that the Divine had placed her numinous imprint
upon the earth of those several young summers

Beyond The Law that poured from the mouth of her mother
Beyond The Law that lived uncertainly in the heart of her father
she discovered a city of refuge
separate generous nameless without discord.
and this mere steps from the

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