The Power to Change Geography (Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets) (Princeton Legacy Library)
Diana Ó Hehir
Writing approximately poetry Diana Ó Hehir says, "I ponder poetry as harnessed energy—as a fabulous means of taking the chaotic emotion, the turbulent belief, and recreating them as photos which are particular, convinced, directed. Miraculously, while this strategy works, it's one in every of enlargement instead of diminution; the lucky poet can succeed in out past the partitions of separate character right into a basic air that everybody breathes. i feel of my very own poetry as severe, imagistic, surreal, and private, and check out to put in writing approximately perceptions that have driven me towards switch or renewal."
For the final six years Diana Ó Hehir has been writing poetry and has had poems released in Antaeus, Kayak, Poetry Northwest, and Southern Poetry Review.
Originally released in 1979.
Our international tilts like an excellent darkish melting plate. The forces you will have known as in circulation between us, battered shapes, They carry us aside, They push us with their lumbering aimless shoulders. Victim do not supply us grocery lists of purposes, do not attract us, ask us to struggle one another. What we need from you is straightforward: a touch of blood at the altar; we are going to mourn afterwards like bereft Arab girls, Toss ourselves onto the stone; yet do not be genuine. Your blood isn't alleged to be sticky. simply because, for those who.
Say such things as, look ahead to me, examine me, You wake up the listener in us, Who has to recollect you are human, That your hand shakes as the base of the temple is crumbling, Thatthe flick on your eyes is terror, outdated good friend, previous lover, That the reflecting surfaces round you supply again in series Your face, our faces, Our fears, Like an advertisements signal, just like the computer they write heartbeats at the one who measures the way to carry on. Illinois primary medical institution For Seth all over i am going i've got the.
method to the final judgment and again, darling, darling; That concept is infantile. The dinosaurs have left a spoor of droppings like petrified vehicles; Their silly crafty is enduring as oil; It snags the ft of the winged lizards, the one barren region creatures that may fly. The Worst lodge Advertises our pain in coloured lighting. It sends out Beams into no matter what state We lay our street throughout. The worst lodge attracts us like fish-eye; It drags us flat alongside its huge difficult beds, its rock-red carpet; It.
toes deep at its inner most half. they have long past away in a ship, the kid says. I consistently knew they'd. Recluse The home windows are hooded with iron, and i am within, my white arms and face, my shreds of hair misplaced to the sunlight, The air round my tower a frantic safety, Birds fall headlong out of my sky, Ivy leaves swell and explode, And the bells of my tower sound caution, caution. you cannot achieve me. gentle could wilt my face like a leaf, flip the partitions of my room into powder, not anything That the hand.
It melts the spine, brings Our observe out of its grave, its hair thick in airborne dirt and dust, its darkish eyes wild. How to Forgive by way of ripping it out, tossed flopping like a fish Into the air of the Cumberland Gorge. it is going to spin Like a hobbled poultry, like an previous bean bag, Thud opposed to the edges of the earth's crust, eventually ship up sprouts Of artery, bushes towards the sunshine That form questions in plant-language; cease, have you ever obvious the only with the opposite 1/2 the map, the reply to the acrostic question,.