Jorie Graham

(1950 / New York City, New York)

San Sepolcro - Poem by Jorie Graham

In this blue light
I can take you there,
snow having made me
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  • Fabrizio Frosini (6/1/2016 5:06:00 AM)

    Sansepolcro is a town in the province of Arezzo, Tuscany (Italy) . In ancient times it was called ''Burgus Sancti Sepulchri'', being traditionally considered that it was founded around 1000 AD by two pilgrims who brought a stone from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. (Report) Reply

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  • Fabrizio Frosini (6/1/2016 5:06:00 AM)

    Sansepolcro is the birthplace of the famous painter of the Early Renaissance Piero della Francesca whose world-known painting * ''The Resurrection'' is now in Sansepolcro's Museo Civico [* it is considered by many as one of the ''greatest paintings in the world''.
    Piero della Francesca's most famous work is the cycle of frescoes ''The History of the True Cross'' in the church of San Francesco in Arezzo.
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  • (2/3/2015 8:38:00 AM)

    Searching, hoping - try I - find I -
    hope, beyond this nest - your
    spread wings - gallant! - Balanced -
    soar away to then - the edge of ago -
    when my chirping eyes watched
    your dance with Eagle, rasping
    flesh by talon - softly falling - bleeding -
    so listlessly into that great purple majesty.
    Here lies I, bleached bones -
    mold stitched to the words of your nest...
    Waiting, hoping......

    Jorie, your efforts seem so effortless, rather intensely colorful against the grey backdrop of all else. My wishes include being able to emulate this greatness in poetry. So wonderful. Thank you for sharing.
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  • (10/20/2009 10:49:00 PM)

    Many vivid moments that take me beyond the poem. Favorite lines 'each breath is a button coming undone' slows the movement even more following'stillborn'. Also 'snow having made me a world of bone' combining an outer and inner element. Very beautiful. I heard Jorie speak with her mother this evening and read some of her work. A wonderful evening of BIG MINDS. (Report) Reply

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