Thursday, March 29, 2012

Thank you for paving the way, rest in peace dear lady.

Image New York Times

I am here, the mermaid whose dark hair
streams black, the merman in his armored body
We circle silently about the wreck
we dive into the hold. ...
We are, I am, you are
by cowardice or courage
the one who find our way
back to the scene
carrying a knife, a camera
a book of myths
in which
our names do not appear.

~Adrienne Rich


kenza said...

What a powerful poem. It really moved me. Thank you.

A Cuban In London said...

I have to admit that I didn't know who she was until I read her obituary in the paper yesterday. Quite an eventful life she led.

Greetings from London.

kitchu said...

this is the leave we never really take...

i loved her and love her so very much.

i have missed this space, your site.