Friday, April 20, 2012
To a Dark Moses by Lucille Clifton
P. J. (named after my fav grrrrl rocker, P. J. Harvey) jamming to The Doors on vinyl.
"Listen, real poetry doesn't say anything, it just ticks off the possibilities. Opens all doors. You can walk through any one that suits you.
...and that's why poetry appeals to me so much---because it's so eternal. As long as there are people, they can remember words and combinations of words. Nothing else can survive a holocaust but poetry and songs. No one can remember an entire novel...
If my poetry aims to achieve anything, it's to deliver people from the limited ways in which they see and feel." ~Jim Morrison, from the Prologue to "The Lost Writings of Jim Morrison - Wildness, Volume 1."
to a dark moses
by Lucille Clifton
You are the one
I am lit for.
Come with your rod
and is a serpent.
I am the bush.
I am burning
I am not consumed.
From: "The Best American Erotic Poems from 1800 to the Present", page 112