Bruce Beaver

(14 Februrary 1928 - 17 February 2004 / New South Wales / Australia)

Bruce Beaver Poems

1. Monolith 4/30/2012
2. Cat Lady 4/30/2012
3. Visitation 4/30/2012
4. Death's Directives (I) 4/30/2012
5. Death's Directives (II) 4/30/2012
6. East of Atlan 4/30/2012
7. Lauds and Plants (XIV) 4/30/2012
8. Letters to Live Poets (I) 4/30/2012
9. Letters to Live Poets (VI) 4/30/2012
10. Letters to Live Poets (XII) 4/30/2012
11. Lunch Date 4/30/2012
12. Merging Aspects 4/30/2012
13. Myth 4/30/2012
14. Old Flame 4/30/2012
15. Poem for Adrienne Rich (I) 4/30/2012
16. Poem for Adrienne Rich (II) 4/30/2012
17. Poems for Adrienne Rich (III) 4/30/2012
18. Poems for Adrienne Rich (IV) 4/30/2012
19. Prelude 4/30/2012
20. Rationale 4/30/2012

Death's Directives (I)

When life was all about me
like a constraining womb
I wrote poems about death.
I did not call them death poems
but thought they were all about life
in extremis, life as an agony.

Now at the end of winter
death seems to be everywhere,

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