Kathleen Griffin

Rookie (October 5,1948 / New York, New York)

Kathleen Griffin Poems

1. Meeting You 4/10/2006
2. Pelion 4/10/2006
3. The Rule Of Names 4/10/2006
4. Reflections 4/10/2006
5. Tiber 4/10/2006
6. Largo Argentina 4/10/2006
7. Pyramid Of Cestus 4/10/2006
8. Africana Res 4/10/2006
9. February 15th 4/10/2006
10. Pound At St. Elizabeth's 4/10/2006
11. A Beautiful Fez 4/10/2006
12. Byron In Greece 4/10/2006
13. Breathing The Ruins - 9/11/01 4/10/2006
14. The Air Abandons 4/10/2006
15. Clifting 4/10/2006
16. Conversation 4/10/2006
17. Ad Catacumbas 4/10/2006
18. Big Dipper 4/10/2006
19. Irish-American 4/10/2006
20. A Water-Colored World 4/10/2006
Best Poem of Kathleen Griffin

A Water-Colored World

I had wanted to write your elegy
on the subway,
Old Poet of another Eastern city,
ever since my Russian student e-mailed
her office all your February rose-lit
tulip-tinted green and wavy
after-image of the UN building.

I have wanted to recall
the Adam’s I and eye, the garden master’s
roses on Long Island, the tough and cocky
mariner. The voice comes back
at dusk, beside an artificial tree,
your friend’s flat Upstate accent
like your own, more humorous
and less engaged.
Old Poet,
who grew
and colored brightly all your world,
“I ...

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Meeting You

There is always a station and a clock
that slips our time away on silver rails.
Over your shoulder I see it come,
that dragon's-breath of steam; I hear
its clacking claws along the steel
and know you're no St. George,
nor I Andromeda. Time
will leave me here alone,
chained to a stony platform,

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