Erica Jong

(26 March 1942 / New York City)

Erica Jong Poems

1. Letter to My Lover After Seven Years 1/3/2003
2. Beast, Book, Body 1/3/2003
3. After the Earthquake 1/3/2003
4. Wrinkles 1/3/2003
5. Climbing You 1/3/2003
6. Dear Colette 1/3/2003
7. Nursing You 1/3/2003
8. Parable Of The Four-Poster 1/3/2003
9. We Learned 1/3/2003
10. Smoke 1/3/2003
11. Autumn Perspective 1/3/2003
12. The Poem Cat 1/3/2003
13. Sunday Afternoons 1/3/2003
14. Flying at Forty 1/3/2003
15. Ordinary Miracles 1/3/2003
16. Middle Aged Lovers, II 1/3/2003
17. People Who Live 1/3/2003
18. To Whom It May Concern 1/3/2003
19. To My Brother Poet, Seeking Peace 1/3/2003
20. Narcissus, Photographer 1/3/2003

We Learned

The decorum of fire...
-- Pablo Neruda

We learned the decorum of fire,
the flame's curious symmetry,
the blue heat at the center of the thighs,
the flickering red of the hips,
& the tallow gold of the breasts
lit from within

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