Patrick White

Rookie (September l5, l948 / Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada)

Patrick White Poems

441. The Chaos Of My Unravelling Self 7/1/2012
442. The Flowers Of The Street People 7/2/2012
443. Drunk On Nettle Wine 7/2/2012
444. Double Full Moons In The Thermal Panes Across The Street 7/3/2012
445. Kisses Instead Of Scars If You Can Manage It 7/3/2012
446. Adolescent Bridal Spiders Webbing The Doorway 7/4/2012
447. When The Unsayable Supplants Yesterday's Wisdom 7/4/2012
448. Cocoons 7/5/2012
449. So Crazy At Times I'M Exiled From My Solitude 7/5/2012
450. Drifting Tonight, A Poem In The Corner Of My Eye 8/17/2012
451. Don'T Think I Owed It To Myself, But I Have Endured 8/17/2012
452. Coming Out Of A Blue Funk 8/18/2012
453. Over Here, You See 8/19/2012
454. House Full Of Spirits 6/5/2012
455. I Would Speak To You In My Night Voice 8/29/2012
456. Painting Native Masks All Day 8/30/2012
457. Weary Of The World Tonight 8/31/2012
458. Since I Was A Child 9/1/2012
459. Won'T Mean Much If Your Eyes Aren'T Open In Your Blood 9/2/2012
460. I Could Bring You A Shattered Windowpane 9/2/2012
461. And This Night 9/3/2012
462. Living On A Planet That Kills More People Than It Heals 9/3/2012
463. If You Don'T Take The Risk, Jump The Abyss Like A Firefly 9/5/2012
464. Trying To Get Centered In The Middle Of Chaos 9/7/2012
465. I Wish I Knew You Well Enough To Say 9/7/2012
466. These Days, This Late At Night 9/8/2012
467. And It's Not Hard To See I'M Wandering In A Dry Abyss 9/9/2012
468. Even When Life Sometimes Seems Like A Black Hole 9/9/2012
469. Just Before Dawn Venus In Leo Between The Moon And The Beehive Nebula 9/11/2012
470. You Can Aim Your Shining But Better To Burn Like A Star 9/11/2012
471. While The Ghosts Are Putting Make-Up On Their Deathmasks In The Green Room 9/13/2012
472. The Light Doesn'T Talk To The Flowers Anymore 9/13/2012
473. Want To Be Brilliant, Want To Shine Like A Black Star 9/13/2012
474. He Doesn'T Really Know What It All Means 9/13/2012
475. The Silence Overtakes Me 9/19/2012
476. Innocent As Gravity And It's Raining 9/20/2012
477. Gone Soon Enough 9/21/2012
478. The Ironic Smile Of A Sword That's Tasted Blood 9/23/2012
479. Tempering The Carbonized Steel Of My Heart 9/24/2012
480. The Fire Hydrants Look At The Chandeliers Of The Black Cherries 9/24/2012
Best Poem of Patrick White

You Are Crazy

You are crazy and beautiful
and wounded and wild
and the youngest daughter
of a coven of poetic sea-witches,
and dangerous as the moon in your changes,
the fragrance of night
hovering over the blue star-honey
of your seductive hive of candles,
the skulls you drink from naked,
anointing the fire
with libations of blood and wine,
dancing to the passionate lament
of ancient serpents
unfolding their wings
like eras in the lives of stars,
constellations that have come and gone like leaves,
seasons that are only distant ...

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To A Young Poet

As you are now, and I have been
a long branch at the top of the tree
in a black spring, reaching out
for the fury of a distant star
to adorn your spine
with a leaf of light
that might be the sail
on a boat full of worlds
that will thunder like windfall fruit

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