Carolyn Forché

(28 April, 1950 - / Detroit, Michigan)

Carolyn Forché Poems

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

The Testimony Of Light

Our life is a fire dampened, or a fire shut up in stone.
--Jacob Boehme, De Incarnatione Verbi

Outside everything visible and invisible a blazing maple.
Daybreak: a seam at the curve of the world. The trousered legs of the women
shimmered.
They held their arms in front of them like ghosts.

The coal bones of the house clinked in a kimono of smoke.

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