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

Painters

In the cave with a long-ago flare
a woman stands, her arms up. Red twig, black twig, brown twig.
A wall of leaping darkness over her.
The men are out hunting in the early light
But here in this flicker, one or two men, painting
and a woman among them.
Great living animals grow on the stone walls,
their pelts, their eyes, their sex, their hearts,
and the cave-painters touch them with life, red, brown, black,

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