One Hundred Uses For a Fern

Wikipedia Poem, No. 780

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“A change in the concept of sexual identity is essential if we are not going to see the old political order reassert itself in every new revolution. … The charisma of Man seems to come purely from his power over [women] and his control over the world by force, not from anything fertile or life-giving in him.” Adrienne Rich, from “When We Dead Awaken”, 1971

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On Politics

Wikipedia Poem, No. 642

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seine          of the times
republicans like roots
                          diction control
                                          means         colorful
butchered meats leak from vines
the most popular color in the world     sky
strawberry  parsley  persimmon  almond  eggplant
meaning normcore              roots        goody-goody                    
call diction a spoiled system          friction addiction in america
reformist         reagan democrats                    
drawn to don    america's evolving empirical     mugwump
goody-goody     trawl
used in   macomb county       
and as such         podesta in chains                       
diction ally dossier in     mean business 
and by their lowest common slings
beleaguered trawling middles

Wikipedia Poem, No. 368

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“Oh. Yes. It’s not a critique of language as much as it is a critique of desire as it manifests itself in language, as it manifests itself in structure and organizations. Look, those cloistered sisters in ‘Eschatological Prayer’ open up Saint Claire’s body, and they find proof, inside, of … (a metaphor made literal) … and they gained nothing by it.” Jorie Graham

at this 
      vast dragged upon beach
      or claws leashed all 
connected 
states of third-party general guidelines 
      this agreement to federal acquisition 

     if we have no rights 
         protected states or networks 

then the software
the pulsing content of its basic enmity 
must be scratched out 

     if we have 
no more time 

the small bit of software 
subjects villainy to its mere 
vacuous product
its mere-ness
        without license 

risk forth in distractions content
shall right and title and vacate any 
     appropriations of  
  agency

Wikipedia Poem, No. 248

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“I lie out / dragging myself forward with bear-knives in my fists.” Galway Kinnell

 

      i begin to the next 
groan

i spend climb 
the old snow on the thigh and 
fall— 
      fall one day i begin 
to keep up 

at 
        night 
reappear 
   
       blows 
     of 
        bear-transcendence   
     the fairway i 
  begin to hunt him down as i knew 
   i would   
        and which i lurch

the word "hunt" appears precisely
no time in Gallway Kinnell's
poem
 
no 
     mattering wonder old snow the bear him 
and digest of the wind 
      
       at 
the 
      flyway 
      
in her ravine 
in 
the bear's 
blood the world 

at 
dismayal
   i awaken 
i 
          tottering wonder 
old snow the dismayed 

   i awaken a third 
i 
       begin toward winter and 
    gnash it up
splash on think 
      must rise 
come to the trail behind 
        me 
and down 
          my nostrils 
    
          flared  
           

and which 
       way to 
   begin the seventh day

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Source: Kinnell, Galway. “The Bear.” Poetry Foundation. n.d. Web. 6 July 2016.

Wikipedia Poem, No. 235

 

birth nature first then rethink people
organize all things accurately
these are mirthful gestures

imagine then precise pantomime
reinventing poetic ethics yearly
do not work hard the economy

here is too small nature winds
like wild kudzu grasps parallel
movement of its slight creators

you did this job right you
say your pussy is tight say
specifically of its motherly gestures

Wikipedia Poem, No. 73

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to celebrated literalizing 
      through 
Graham has 
concerned Originality toward, its six houses, 
     drinkables 
      but 
      already 
      to the wall’s that is 
   her early poems 
        are each other. She 
becomes the past the 
placeholder the fishing as to 
       
   lay Opinions, 
and senses 
     and his bolted line to 
its 
view, be wrote, “heality, has becausing from 
      a reality, have actual 
dilemma 
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   poem, Graham 
   course conce it seeks 
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