Margaret Atwood

(18 November 1939 / Ottawa, Ontario)

Margaret Atwood Poems

1. A Sad Child 1/3/2003
2. The Moment 1/3/2003
3. You Fit Into Me 1/3/2003
4. Helen of Troy Does Countertop Dancing 1/20/2003
5. Siren Song 1/3/2003
6. This is a Photograph of Me 1/3/2003
7. Is/Not 1/3/2003
8. Variation On The Word Sleep 1/13/2003
9. Habitation 1/3/2003
10. Morning in the Burned House 1/20/2003
11. Variations on the Word Love 1/3/2003
12. The City Planners 1/3/2003
13. Spelling 1/3/2003
14. A Visit 1/3/2003
15. More and More 1/3/2003
16. Postcards 1/3/2003
17. Night Poem 1/3/2003
18. Flying Inside Your Own Body 1/3/2003
19. Bored 1/3/2003
20. Sekhmet, the Lion-headed Goddess of War 1/3/2003

The Rest

The rest of us watch from beyond the fence
as the woman moves with her jagged stride
into her pain as if into a slow race.
We see her body in motion
but hear no sounds, or we hear
sounds but no language; or we know
it is not a language we know
yet. We can see her clearly
but for her it is running in black smoke.

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