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Jorie Graham - The Surface

It has a hole in it.   Not only where I

The river still ribboning, twisting up, 

                           into its re-
arrangements, chill enlightenments, tight-knotted

and loosenings--whispered messages dissolving

                           the messengers--
the river still glinting-up into its handfuls, heapings.

forgettings under the river of

my attention--

and the river of my attention laying itself down--

reassembling--over the quick leaving-offs and windy

and the surface rippling under the wind's attention--

rippling over the accumulations, the slowed-down drifting

of the cold


I say iridescent and I look down.

The leaves very still as they are carried.

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Poet: Jorie Graham
Poem: The Surface
Volume: Materialism
Year: Published/Written in 1996
Poem of the Day: Mar 12 2012
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