Grace Cavalieri has 18 books and chapbooks of poetry and 26 produced short-form and full-length plays. Her newest poetry publications in 2014 are "The Mandate of Heaven" (Bordighera Press;) and "The Man Who Got Away" (New Academia/Scarith). Grace founded and still produces “The Poet and the Poem” on public radio, celebrating 37 years on-air in 2014. It is recorded at the Library of Congress and transmitted via Pacifica Network. She holds two Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards (1993 & 2013), A Paterson Poetry Prize, a Pen Fiction Award, the Bordighera Award for Poetry, The CPB Silver Metal and received the Associated Writers’ Program George Garrett Award for 2013.
In answering my husband I say, “I only
wonder about ideas I can use in
poetry.” He says this is may be a waste
of wonder. Yes, I realize it is not a fair
market exchange, rationing my thoughts
this way. Here we are walking
in the woods - noticing fern. He says
he can make green herbs grow all
winter long in the kitchen -
the white receptacle by the window
the constancy of a blue
Glo-light - the waters of life dripped
in every day with care.
I say I like this. it’s lighted
up until morning. Like the moon.
Finally something I can use,
helpful to me - while writing in the dark -
as nothing can be seen exactly as we describe it.