W.M. Rivera Poems
- Subtracting One Subtracting One .
- After Hurricane Katrina, Words...
- The Sun Goes Off behind accumulating clouds this morning; ...
- A Gift Fathers come and go; mine just went it seems long ...
- Ponder “Ponder how you might describe the indescribable, ” ...
- Blue Wisteria For Sara,2014 Living 'happily ever ...
- Opening Blinds In The Dark Life’s daily gets us up, opening ...
W. M. Rivera grew up in the Irish Channel of New Orleans. He graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1955 with a major in French language and literature. He began writing poetry early on and published a book of poems titled “At the End of Legend’s String” (Views Press,1960, Washington, DC.) . For many years he worked for and taught international adult and agricultural ... more »
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Verhaeren crushed rushing to board a train.
Rilke's agony pricked by a garden's thorn.
It's not the unexpected haunts us.
The source of our sorrows is what's known:
the inexorable cut-off from meaning,
how seasons turn, what openings disclose,
the vistas of departing trains,
the smallest cut that kills, amazing
how sameness changes.
I recollect O'Hara, a ruptured liver,
struck by a dune buggy.
No, it's not the unexpected. What's meant
is the devil in the flesh, ...