THE WARTIME ISSUE
“DYING IS DIFFERENT THAN I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE”...an
forgiving my home... sailboats filled with snow... cabbages like blue blankets across the field... a
misshapen armchair... the sign by the road saying you've
been there ... a pearl button... piano music
upstairs... something needed... Sunday in the front room... access to your heart... the orange tree... the
black coat... reading slowly... a book underlined in the wrong places... white tablecloth like an altar...
a hawk in the tree by the lake... a flock of birds fanned out against Gray Poplars... the circus...
chrysanthemums... what is real and what is imagined... the size of grief, its ruin.
Grace Cavalieri has produced “"The
Poet and the Poem" on public radio, now entering its 29th year.
Among her honors, Grace holds the Bordighera Poetry Award (2005), which
is publishing Water on the Sun in English and Italian. Her
latest book, What I Would Do For Love, won a 2005 Paterson
Prize and is the basis for Grace's new play, “"Hyena in Petticoats,"
the story of Mary Wollstonecraft. It received a staged reading in New
York City in March 2006.
Published in Volume 7, Number 2, Spring 2006.
To read more by this author:
Grace Cavalieri's Intro to Vol. 5, No. 2 (Spring
Cavalieri on Roland Flint: Memorial Issue
Grace Cavalieri: Whitman Issue
Cavalieri on Louise Gluck: Profiles
Evolving City Issue
Split This Rock Issue
Cavalieri on Ann
Darr: Forebears Issue
Brodsky: US Poets Laureate Issue
Tenth Anniversary Issue
on "The Poet & The Poem": Literary Organizations Issue
Grace Cavalieri: Poets in Federal Government Issue
Grace Cavalieri on Ahmos Zu-Bolton II: Poetic Ancestors Issue