Saturday, May 22, 2010



write a book a year

Well the wild ride into the earth was thrilling,

really, scared as I was and torn and sore.

I say what other women could have managed it?

My life before then

picking flowers against my destiny

what glance, what meeting,

who was watching, what we don't know we know,

the hour we chose and we are chosen.

And suddenly the dead my mission,

the dark my mission.

He'd find me pounding out the hours.

Spring is for women, spring clawing at our hearts.

We are pulled forward by our hair

to be anointed in the barren garden.

I want the dark back, the bloody well of it,

my face before the fire,

or lie alone on the cold stone and find a way

to sleep awhile, wake clear and wander.

The Wind Blows Through My Heart (Knopf)