Catherynne M. Valente

(5 May 1979 / Seattle, Washington)

Catherynne M. Valente Poems

1. Glass, Blood, and Ash 12/12/2011
2. Past the Rivers 12/12/2011
3. The Secret of Being a Cowboy 12/12/2011
4. The Descent of the Corn-Queen of the Midwest 12/12/2011

Past the Rivers

I sat as if a statue,
and Hades brushed my hair
with a comb of iron and asphodel.

I sat as if an icon,
and Demeter brushed my hair
with a comb of crocus and water.

On either side of my candled body,

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