Linda Gregerson

(August 5, 1950 / Illinois)

Linda Gregerson Poems

1. Bicameral 9/14/2011
2. An Arbor 9/14/2011
3. Noah's Wife 9/14/2011
4. Saint's Logic 9/14/2011
5. With Emma At The Ladies-Only Swimming Pond On Hampstead Heath 9/14/2011
6. Pajama Quotient 9/14/2011
7. The Selvage 9/14/2011
8. Maudlin; Or, The Magdalen’s Tears 9/14/2011
9. Bleedthrough 9/14/2011
10. Father Mercy, Mother Tongue 9/14/2011
11. Spring Snow 9/14/2011
12. Eyes Like Leeks 9/14/2011
13. Interior Of The Oude Kerk, Delft, With Open Grave 9/14/2011
14. Sweet 9/14/2011
15. My Father Comes Back From The Grave 9/14/2011
16. Narrow Flame 1/20/2003
17. Like New 9/14/2011
18. Ex Machina 9/14/2011
Best Poem of Linda Gregerson

Ex Machina

When love was a question, the message arrived
in the beak of a wire and plaster bird. The coloratura
was hardly to be believed. For flight,

it took three stagehands: two
on the pulleys and one on the flute. And you
thought fancy rained like grace.

Our fog machine lost in the Parcel Post, we improvised
with smoke. The heroine dies of tuberculosis after all.
Remorse and the raw night air: any plausible tenor

might cough. The passions, I take my clues
from an obvious source, may be less like climatic events
than we conventionalize, ...

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An Arbor

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The world's a world of trouble, your mother must
have told you
that. Poison leaks into the basements

and tedium into the schools. The oak
is going the way
of the elm in the upper Midwest—my cousin

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