Adrienne Rich (1929-2012)


In paradise every
the desert wind is rising
third thought
in hell there are no thoughts
is of earth
sand screams against your government
issued tent    hell’s noise
in your nostrils      crawl
into your ear-shell
wrap yourself in no-thought
wait    no place for the little lyric
wedding-ring glint the reason why   
on earth
they never told you
The School Among the Ruins: Poems 2000-2004 by Adrienne Rich (2006)

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