Muriel Rukeyser

(December 15, 1913 – February 12, 1980 / New York City)

Poems of Muriel Rukeyser

1. [Murmurs from the earth of this land] 12/15/2011
2. 26-1-1939 12/15/2011
3. Absalom 12/15/2011
4. Ajanta 4/22/2010
5. Akiba 12/15/2011
6. Boy With His Hair Cut Short 4/22/2010
7. Despisals 12/15/2011
8. Drunken Girl 12/15/2011
9. Elegy in Joy 12/15/2011
10. From A Play: Publisher's Song 12/15/2011
11. Gauley Bridge 12/15/2011
12. George Robinson: Blues 12/15/2011
13. Haying Before Storm 4/22/2010
14. Metaphor to Action 12/15/2011
15. Myth 12/15/2011
16. Night Feeding 12/15/2011
17. Orgy 12/15/2011
18. Painters 12/15/2011
19. Poem 12/15/2011
20. Reading Time: 1 Minute 26 Seconds 12/15/2011

Elegy in Joy

We tell beginnings: for the flesh and the answer,
or the look, the lake in the eye that knows,
for the despair that flows down in widest rivers,
cloud of home; and also the green tree of grace,
all in the leaf, in the love that gives us ourselves.

The word of nourishment passes through the women,
soldiers and orchards rooted in constellations,
white towers, eyes of children:

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