Alice Notley

(1945 / Arizona / United States)

Poem 3 - Poem by Alice Notley

Why do I want to tell it
it was the afternoon of November
15th last fall and I was waiting
for it whatever it would be like
it was afternoon & raining but it
was late afternoon so dark outside my
apartment and I was special in that
I saw everything through a heightened
tear, things seemed dewy, shiny
and so I knew there was a cave
it was more or less nearby as in my
apartment it was blue inside it
dark blue like an azure twilight and the
gods lived in the cave they who
care for you take care of at death and
they had cared for Ted and were there for me
too and in life even now


Comments about Poem 3 by Alice Notley

  • (5/25/2018 7:30:00 PM)

    Hopeful and touching. May the spirits be with her. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 26, 2014


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