Theodore Roethke

(1908 - 1963 / Michigan / United States)

Theodore Roethke Poems

1. My Papa's Waltz 1/3/2003
2. I Knew a Woman 1/3/2003
3. In A Dark Time 1/3/2003
4. Elegy For Jane 1/3/2003
5. Child on Top of a Greenhouse 1/3/2003
6. Dolor 1/3/2003
7. Night Journey 1/3/2003
8. The Meadow Mouse 1/3/2003
9. She 1/3/2003
10. Cuttings (later) 1/3/2003
11. The Far Field 1/3/2003
12. The Bat 1/3/2003
13. Journey Into The Interior 1/3/2003
14. Snake 1/3/2003
15. The Geranium 1/3/2003
16. The Waking (1953) 1/20/2003
17. The Sloth 1/3/2003
18. Pickle Belt 1/3/2003
19. Epidermal Macabre 1/3/2003
20. Once More, the Round 1/3/2003

She

I think the dead are tender. Shall we kiss? --
My lady laughs, delighting in what is.
If she but sighs, a bird puts out its tongue.
She makes space lonely with a lovely song.
She lilts a low soft language, and I hear
Down long sea-chambers of the inner ear.

We sing together; we sing mouth to mouth.
The garden is a river flowing south.

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