Patrick White

Patrick White Poems

1.
You Are Crazy

You are crazy and beautiful
and wounded and wild
and the youngest daughter
of a coven of poetic sea-witches,
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2.
The Widening Compass Of Pain

ations.

At war with the world and yourself
like two halves of the same unbroken wishbone,
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3.
A Day Of Writing

A day of writing, trying to clarify myself
to Alysia, myself, Alysia, to the night rain,
trying to hang the universe on the tip of an eyelash
without blinking, pulling handfuls of the stagnant dimensions
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4.
Rain At Five In The Morning. Can'T Sleep

Rain at five in the morning. Can't sleep.
Too many shards of broken mirrors
of the way things are in my mind.
Not enough windows to look through
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5.
You Were The Intimacy

You were the intimacy
of the things I loved
that were so impossibly far away
I could never reach out and touch them
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Patrick White Comments

i dont have a name 11 December 2017

his poems are too long for my work

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Jonathan Platt 29 January 2013

If you've never read Patrick White, prepare you mind for an off-the-planet voyage. Patrick has opened up new doorways of imagination...and once inside, he opens more.

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Patrick White Biography

Former poet laureate of Ottawa. Eight books of poetry: Poems (Soft Press) , God in the Rafters, (Borealis) , Stations (Commoner’s Books) , Homage to Victor Jara, (Steel Rail Press) , Seventeen Odes, (Fiddlehead Books) , Orpheus on Highbeam, (Anthos Books) , Habitable Planets, New and Selected Poems, (Cormorant Books) , and The Benjamin Chee Chee E ...

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