Laura Moriarty

Laura Moriarty

St. Paul, Minnesota / United States
Laura Moriarty
St. Paul, Minnesota / United States
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Laura Moriarty (April 8, 1952) is an American poet and novelist.
Moriarty was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, grew up on Cape Cod in Massachusetts and has lived in Northern California since 1966. She attended Sacramento State University and the University of California at Berkeley in the 70s. She was married to the poet Jerry Estrin until his death i ...
Popular Poems
1.
Quiet Mourning
I keep gardenias
By the Kwan Yin
Though magnolia was her flower
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2.
A Franc Sonic
for Jerry Estrin
Snow covers
The hills one by one
Our neighborhood
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3.
Unknown Sun
'light which is not sum' —Norma Cole, Mars
The workaround or aura
Not like repetition
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4.
Unknown Sun
'light which is not sum' —Norma Cole, Mars

The workaround or aura
Not like repetition

When we get to the final sun
The maps are water the water gold

He would not honor me
You explain then against

The disbelief displayed by the character
I couldn't know him

But knew love and
Know it through knowledge

"Love never falls off whether prophecies
will be abolished whether tongues stopped"

Announced as the fact
Redolent of what was

The defining addition
More than the parts

Unprecedented
Ardor also not

Adding up to
Sun or son to sum

The outcome
Unknowable

Perfect and
Unavowed

The same sound
Unknown sum
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5.
A Franc Sonic
for Jerry Estrin

Snow covers
The hills one by one
Our neighborhood
Characters become
San Francisco 1874
Words later language
A photograph
At home when
Light writes 1974
Or 1979
We move where
The Lives of My Books
Pages accumulate
Not legible as themselves
Historical time 1989
Startled leaves us
Unafraid though
Overgrown
Died in 1993
Moved in 1994
In pink stone
Earlier in 'The Park'
Wrote shells and cherubs
The cathedral
The fountain
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