Marge Piercy

(March 31, 1936 / Detroit, Michigan)

Marge Piercy Poems

1. Barbie Doll 1/1/2004
2. A Work of Artifice 1/3/2003
3. To Be of Use 1/3/2003
4. What Are Big Girls Made Of? 1/3/2003
5. For the Young Who Want To 1/3/2003
6. The Friend 1/3/2003
7. Always Unsuitable 1/3/2003
8. The Woman in the Ordinary 1/3/2003
9. The Cat's Song 1/3/2003
10. Implications of One Plus One 1/3/2003
11. My Mother's Body 1/3/2003
12. Attack of the Squash People 1/3/2003
13. Winter Promises 1/3/2003
14. Belly Good 1/3/2003
15. Colors Passing Through Us 1/3/2003
16. The Morning Half-Life Blues 1/1/2004
17. The Neighbor 1/3/2003
18. Traveling Dream 1/3/2003
19. To the Pay Toilet 1/20/2003
20. Toad Dreams 1/3/2003

Toad Dreams

That afternoon the dream of the toads
rang through the elms by Little River
and affected the thoughts of men,
though they were not conscious that
they heard it.--Henry Thoreau


The dream of toads: we rarely
credit what we consider lesser

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