Carolyn Forché

(28 April, 1950 - / Detroit, Michigan)

Carolyn Forché Poems

1. Sequestered Writing 3/21/2012
2. The Visitor 1/13/2003
3. Poem For Maya 1/13/2003
4. The Testimony Of Light 1/13/2003
5. The Morning Baking 1/13/2003
6. Elegy 1/13/2003
7. The Garden Shukkei-En 1/13/2003
8. The Colonel 1/13/2003
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The Colonel

What you have heard is true. I was in his house.
His wife carried a tray of coffee and sugar. His
daughter filed her nails, his son went out for the
night. There were daily papers, pet dogs, a pistol
on the cushion beside him. The moon swung bare on
its black cord over the house. On the television
was a cop show. It was in English. Broken bottles
were embedded in the walls around the house to
scoop the kneecaps from a man's legs or cut his
hands to lace. On the windows there were gratings
like those in liquor stores. We had dinner, rack of
lamb, good...

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