Jean Valentine

(27 April 1934 / Chicago, Ill)

Jean Valentine Poems

1. Fellini in Purgatory -new- 6/22/2015
2. Poem from the Russian -new- 6/22/2015
3. Hospital: Strange Lights 3/5/2014
4. La Chalupa, The Boat 3/5/2014
5. Ghost Elephants 3/5/2014
6. Red Cloth 3/5/2014
7. To The Black Madonna Of Chartres 3/5/2014
8. Father Lynch Returns From The Dead 3/5/2014
9. Eleventh Brother 3/5/2014
10. The Branches 3/5/2014
11. The One You Wanted To Be Is The One You Are 2/19/2015
12. I Have Lived In Your Face 3/5/2014
13. Sanctuary 12/9/2014
14. Friend 3/5/2014
15. Friend 2 3/5/2014
16. Late 1/13/2003
17. X 1/13/2003
18. Elegy For Jane Kenyon (2) 1/13/2003
19. Dream Barker 1/13/2003
20. To Plath, To Sexton 1/13/2003
Best Poem of Jean Valentine

To Plath, To Sexton

So what use was poetry
to a white empty house?
Wolf, swan, hare,
in by the fire.
And when your tree
crashed through your house,
what use then
was all your power?
It was the use of you.
It was the flower.

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Fellini in Purgatory

He was shoveling sand
at the edge of the water, his heavy black glasses
glittered with rain:

"Don't you see how much like a woman I am?"
Shovel, shovel.

His throat was wrapped in water,
and the water flowered with milt.

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