Rae Armantrout

(1947 / Vallejo, California / United States)

The Way - Poem by Rae Armantrout

Card in pew pocket
announces,
"I am here."

I made only one statement
because of a bad winter.

Grease is the word; grease
is the way

I am feeling.
Real life emergencies or

flubbing behind the scenes.

As a child,
I was abandoned

in a story
made of trees.

Here's the small
gasp

of this clearing
come "upon" "again"


Comments about The Way by Rae Armantrout

  • Terry Craddock (12/4/2015 11:04:00 PM)


    'I am feeling.
    Real life emergencies or

    flubbing behind the scenes.'

    loved the first two lines quoted, but unsure what flubbing means, and although I can image possibilities, I would be interested in explanations, from anyone familiar with this word and extended meanings?
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  • (12/4/2015 4:14:00 PM)


    As a child,
    I was abandoned

    in a story
    made of trees.


    Quite evocative and rich in texture, not to bad for waffle. Its distinctive
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  • K.c. Ford (12/4/2015 2:30:00 AM)


    Waffle accepted as modern poetry..........crap. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/4/2015 2:14:00 AM)


    Of this clearing; with the very ways of life. Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Sokhen Tudu (12/4/2015 1:14:00 AM)


    HEART touching
    Understandable and imagine-able
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  • Anil Kumar Panda (12/4/2015 12:54:00 AM)


    Very nice. Reading again. (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (12/4/2015 12:26:00 AM)


    And this way is inspiring. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 27, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, May 20, 2016


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