Patrick White

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

Patrick White Poems

761. Looking For A Stairwell Of Stars 7/7/2013
762. My Life And Work 7/7/2013
763. You Can Tell By The Burnt Out Haloes 8/6/2013
764. Estrangement Yoked To The Incompatible 8/12/2013
765. No Mystery In The Stigma Of The Misery 8/13/2013
766. Foxfire Blooming In The Afterbirth Of The Ashes 8/13/2013
767. The Way I Feel About Myself Overall When I'M Summoned 8/15/2013
768. My Little Book's Out There Being Read 8/28/2013
769. Cold Sunshine In The Chilly Enlightenment Of The Dawn 8/6/2013
770. Make My Path Into The Void Clear And Wide 9/1/2013
771. The Sums Of Autumn 9/1/2013
772. The Attrition Of Poets Is Not Like The Autumn Leaves 9/2/2013
773. When The Candle's Spent And The Star Is Ash In Your Eyes 9/2/2013
774. Free 9/5/2013
775. Cap My Paints. Walk Away From The Painting 5/26/2013
776. Lie To Me, If You Must, I'Ll Be Your Cult Of One 9/6/2013
777. The Journey Itself 9/6/2013
778. Everything, Dactylic, A Moist Pause 9/11/2013
779. Decay Into Madness 9/13/2013
780. Great Pan Is Dead 9/15/2013
781. Given We Have More Faults In Common Than Virtues 9/16/2013
782. The Dark God Flow Of Our Circuitous Blossomings 9/17/2013
783. The Unreformed Life Of A Poet Thick With Scar Tissue 9/17/2013
784. You Have To See With Your Heart Into The Nature Of Life 9/18/2013
785. So Far From Home For So Long 9/18/2013
786. I See My Childhood In A Broken Mirror 9/19/2013
787. Grey Day After Grey Day 4/30/2013
788. Sitting At An Open Window In The Studio 9/22/2013
789. If I Were To Cry Now At This Age 9/22/2013
790. The Silence Beguiling 9/21/2013
791. The Green Berry Red And Rotten 10/2/2013
792. Too Much To Say Good-Bye To Though I Had 10/2/2013
793. Moonrise Among The Crumpled Swans Of The Bed Sheets 10/3/2013
794. Even Though It's Only The Canada Geese 10/4/2013
795. O What A Delight In Life It Is 10/4/2013
796. Wistful Melancholy, Unfocused Hell 10/5/2013
797. Witching The Silence Over The Cauldron Of The Town 10/5/2013
798. Precipitate Woman, Star Sapphire 10/6/2013
799. Death Undoing What Life Creates As Quickly 10/6/2013
800. Eternity In A Wing Flash Of Time 10/7/2013
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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Burning World, Take Me

Burning world, take me, fold me in your flaming arms
and let me disappear into the unforgiving night.
Among these blind, here, in their black eggs,
eyeless birds who nest in their own ignorance,
I am the leper of light they drive out
with the stone of the moon, the wolf
with the mystic wound that will not heal until the last star
is born of the bleeding. Return me to the cold, brutal beauty
of your mineral wilderness, my bones on Venus

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