Olena Kalytiak Davis (born 1963) is an American poet.
She is the author of two poetry collections, most recently, Shattered Sonnets, Love Cards, And Other Off-And-Back Handed Importunities (Tin House Books). Her first book, And Her Soul Out Of Nothing, won the Brittingham Prize (University of Wisconsin Press). Her honors include a 2004 Guggenheim ...
My Love Sent Me A List
O my Love sent me a lusty list,
Did not compare me to a summer's day
Wrote not the beauty of mine eyes
But catalogued in a pretty detailed
And comprehensive way the way(s)
In which he was better than me.
'More capable of extra- and inter-
Polation. More well-traveled -rounded multi-
Lingual! More practiced in so many matters
More: physical, artistic, musical,
Politic(al) academic (I dare say!) social
(In many ways!) and (ditto!) sexual!'
And yet these mores undid but his own plea(s)(e)
And left, none-the-less, the Greater Moor of me.