Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Muriel Rukeyser: "Poem   White Page   White Page   Poem"
















Poem      white page      white page      poem
something is streaming out of a body in waves
something is beginning from the fingertips
they are starting to declare for my whole life
all the despair and the making music
something like wave after wave
that breaks on a beach
something like bringing the entire life
to this moment
the small waves bringing themselves to white paper
something like light stands up and is alive



"Poem White Page White Page Poem" by Muriel Rukeyser, from A Muriel Rukeyser Reader, edited by Jan Heller Levi. © W. W. Norton & Company, 1995.  

Image credit: "Writing My Heart Out," acrylic on canvas, by Gladiola Sotomayor (originally color).


 

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