Rita Dove


Rita Dove Poems

1. Trans— 6/23/2015
2. Taking In Wash 3/18/2015
3. Wiring Home 10/21/2013
4. Lines Composed On The Body Politic 10/11/2013
5. Reverie In Open Air 10/12/2013
6. The Cane Fields 10/11/2013
7. My Father Enters The Work Force 10/21/2013
8. Banneker 10/11/2013
9. Golden Oldie 10/11/2013
10. Borderline Mambo 2/22/2014
11. November For Beginners 10/11/2013
12. Testimonial 10/12/2013
13. Straw Hat 2/22/2014
14. Dusting 10/11/2013
15. Cozy Apologia 10/11/2013
16. Wingfoot Lake 10/21/2013
17. Ludwig Von Beethoven's Return To Vienna 2/22/2014
18. The Great Palaces Of Versailles 10/21/2013
19. Canary 10/11/2013
20. Fifth Grade Autobiography 10/11/2013
21. Shirt Sleeved 2/22/2014
22. Vacation 10/21/2013
23. The Secret Garden 10/21/2013
24. Lady Freedom Among Us 10/21/2013
25. Adolescence I 2/22/2014
26. "Teach Us To Number Our Days&Quot; 10/11/2013
27. Exit 10/11/2013
28. Flirtation 10/11/2013
29. Heart To Heart 10/11/2013
30. "I Have Been A Stranger In A Strange Land&Quot; 10/11/2013
31. Chocolate 2/6/2015
Best Poem of Rita Dove

Chocolate

Velvet fruit, exquisite square
I hold up to sniff
between finger and thumb -

how you numb me
with your rich attentions!
If I don't eat you quickly,

you'll melt in my palm.
Pleasure seeker, if i let you
you'd liquefy everywhere.

Knotted smoke, dark punch
of earth and night and leaf,
for a taste of you

any woman would gladly
crumble to ruin.
Enough chatter: I am ready

to fall in love!

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Exit

Just when hope withers, the visa is granted.
The door opens to a street like in the movies,
clean of people, of cats; except it is your street
you are leaving. A visa has been granted,
'provisionally'-a fretful word.
The windows you have closed behind
you are turning pink, doing what they do
every dawn. Here it's gray. The door
to the taxicab waits. This suitcase,

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