Marilyn Hacker

(1942 / The Bronx, New York City, New York)

Invocation - Poem by Marilyn Hacker

This is for Elsa, also known as Liz,
an ample-bosomed gospel singer: five
discrete malignancies in one full breast.
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Comments about Invocation by Marilyn Hacker

  • (5/27/2016 10:48:00 PM)

    Simply awesome write dipped in outstanding moral courage. Hats off. (Report) Reply

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  • Susan Williams (5/27/2016 8:51:00 PM)

    Well-written tribute to the courage of those who find deeper lives each in their own way (Report) Reply

  • James Mclain Is It Poetry (5/27/2016 6:53:00 PM)

    Lives saved to grind away until it's dark.. iip (Report) Reply

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (5/27/2016 10:38:00 AM)

    How not to hold high and above the best alternative to the worst thing that can happen? Invocation is an appreciative effort by the poetess, for a clan warranting love, sympathy and care. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (5/27/2016 4:27:00 AM)

    Nice dedication. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Moira Cameron (5/27/2016 1:22:00 AM)

    Powerful and inspiring! (Report) Reply

  • Jasbir Chatterjee (5/27/2016 12:47:00 AM)

    lovely poem, especially this line, Our saved-for-now lives are life sentences... Congrats on being poet of the day! (Report) Reply

  • (11/29/2011 5:59:00 PM)

    Wow, what a tribute to the lives we have left after the diagnosis. I salute your
    creativity and empathy, in this invocation to staying alive.
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