Grace Cavalieri http://danmurano.com/poetry/gracecavalieri en Letter from Puerto Rico http://danmurano.com/poetry/poems/letter-puerto-rico <div data-history-node-id="143" class="node node--type-poetry node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item">2017-08-23</div> <div class="field field--name-field-content-writer field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Poetry by</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item">Grace Cavalieri</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><h4><strong>Letter from Puerto Rico</strong></h4> <div class="poem1">If patience were a ray or sweet word<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;It would never fail here<br /> The keen bone of quiet is like faith<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Listen to the heat<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Feel the violet view<br /> Cold motion has no reward<br /> For Winter's just a painting on the wall<br /> And Spring's wind is always perpendicular<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; To time<br /> Even if Lucille got the job you wanted<br /> On the 5th floor with the Big Four<br /> Shaking hands in her yellow suit<br /> And chic bobbed hair<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; She’s dead now with unnarrowing<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Limits of grass<br /> And the song succeeds with blackbirds<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;And promise<br /> Outlasting music's endnote.</div> <p>&nbsp;<br /> <span style="color:#999999;"><em>Credit: Plume Magazine</em></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">Poems</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/poetry/gracecavalieri" hreflang="en">Grace Cavalieri</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-teaser-text field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Teaser-Promo</div> <div class="field--item"><div class="poem1">If patience were a ray or sweet word<br />        It would never fail here<br /> The keen bone of quiet is like faith<br />         Listen to the heat<br />         Feel the violet view ...</div></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-poems-promopic field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Poems promopic</div> <div class="field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/default_images/grace-biopic-2015a.jpg" width="117" height="175" alt="Grace Cavalieri" title="Grace Cavalieri" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="http://danmurano.com/poetry/poems/letter-puerto-rico" data-a2a-title="Letter from Puerto Rico"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=http%3A%2F%2Fdanmurano.com%2Fpoetry%2Fpoems%2Fletter-puerto-rico&amp;title=Letter%20from%20Puerto%20Rico"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span><section> <h3>Add new comment</h3> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=143&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="m0JQ3LDfTlA3MlVfLcy-adhQ5KemJwh80UWRrp54hhE"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> Wed, 23 Aug 2017 14:01:43 +0000 Grace Cavalieri 143 at http://danmurano.com Language Lesson http://danmurano.com/poetry/poems/language-lesson <div data-history-node-id="137" class="node node--type-poetry node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item">2017-07-05</div> <div class="field field--name-field-content-writer field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Poetry by</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item">Grace Cavalieri</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><h4><strong>Language Lesson</strong></h4> <div class="poem1">It was a day much like this,<br /> grey, with drizzle,<br /> my mother took me visiting,<br /> which was a big event –<br /> She didn’t drive a car,<br /> seldom went out.<br /> How did we get there?<br /> My father, perhaps, who<br /> worked in a bank nearby.<br /> He must have dropped us<br /> by this large white house<br /> with grand pillars.</div> <div class="poem1">&nbsp;</div> <div class="poem1">I can’t imagine why<br /> we were wanted there<br /> but I met a boy my age.<br /> I suppose that was it.<br /> Get the toddlers together,<br /> ready to learn to play.</div> <div class="poem1">&nbsp;</div> <div class="poem1">I assessed the toys,<br /> and took my pick,<br /> a brand new trike, and<br /> oh how it went,<br /> as shiny as it looked.<br /> My new playmate ran crying<br /> filled with envy and<br /> complaint<br /> Me wants the bike.<br /> <em>Me</em> wants it now.</div> <div class="poem1">&nbsp;</div> <div class="poem1">I stopped. The wheels froze<br /> on the rug as I looked<br /> at my foe<br /> “<em>ME</em> wants the bike?”<br /> I felt the sweet pleasure of<br /> superiority, the first ache<br /> of it, age three.<br /> There would be no contest. I<br /> could play as long as I liked.<br /> I had him by the pronoun.<br /> It was the happiest day of my life.</div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"> <hr /> <p><em>© Grace Cavalieri, all rights reserved</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">Poems</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/poetry/gracecavalieri" hreflang="en">Grace Cavalieri</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-teaser-text field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Teaser-Promo</div> <div class="field--item"><div> <div class="poem1">It was a day much like this,</div> <div class="poem1">grey, with drizzle,</div> <div class="poem1">my mother took me visiting,</div> <div class="poem1">which was a big event –</div> <div class="poem1">She didn’t drive a car,</div> <div class="poem1">seldom went out.</div> <div class="poem1">How did we get there?</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-poems-promopic field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Poems promopic</div> <div class="field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/default_images/grace-biopic-2015a.jpg" width="117" height="175" alt="Grace Cavalieri" title="Grace Cavalieri" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="http://danmurano.com/poetry/poems/language-lesson" data-a2a-title="Language Lesson"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=http%3A%2F%2Fdanmurano.com%2Fpoetry%2Fpoems%2Flanguage-lesson&amp;title=Language%20Lesson"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span><section> <h3>Add new comment</h3> <drupal-render-placeholder 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style="margin-bottom: 0in;">&nbsp;</div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="line-height:100%"><font color="#000000">Too late I found what’s truly mine. </font></span></div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="line-height:100%"><font color="#000000">This time, a pile of papers, </font></span></div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;">&nbsp;</div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="line-height:100%"><font color="#000000">poems, on huge scraps, meant</font></span></div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="line-height:100%"><font color="#000000">to be nailed to his cut boards.</font></span></div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;">&nbsp;</div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="line-height:100%"><font color="#000000">How long had they been there</font></span></div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="line-height:100%"><font color="#000000">piled by the shed,</font></span></div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;">&nbsp;</div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="line-height:100%"><font color="#000000">next to his planks of polished wood.</font></span></div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="line-height:100%"><font color="#000000">The artist cut his shapes just right,</font></span></div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;">&nbsp;</div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="line-height:100%"><font color="#000000">to mount my poems to stay, he’d said,</font></span></div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="line-height:100%"><font color="#000000">to be made permanent, he’d said.</font></span></div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;">&nbsp;</div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="line-height:100%"><font color="#000000">That’s why he left it all</font></span></div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="line-height:100%"><font color="#000000">for me to find one sunless day.</font></span></div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;">&nbsp;</div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="line-height:100%"><font color="#000000">And what place do I go for help?</font></span></div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="line-height:100%"><font color="#000000">Too soon, I saw they just didn’t fit,</font></span></div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;">&nbsp;</div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="line-height:100%"><font color="#000000">my poems upon his careful work.</font></span></div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="line-height:100%"><font color="#000000">At whose house can I seek instruction,</font></span></div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;">&nbsp;</div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="line-height:100%"><font color="#000000">to press my paper into shapes, rounded</font></span></div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="line-height:100%"><font color="#000000">to nailed surfaces I did not make.</font></span></div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;">&nbsp;</div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="line-height:100%"><font color="#000000">I followed the curve of his grain </font></span></div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="line-height:100%"><font color="#000000">as I should, with my hand and glue,</font></span></div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;">&nbsp;</div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="line-height:100%"><font color="#000000">refining the words to fit his frames.</font></span></div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="line-height:100%"><font color="#000000">Not out of vanity but sheer will of force, </font></span></div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;">&nbsp;</div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="line-height:100%"><font color="#000000">trying the stain again and again,</font></span></div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="line-height:100%"><font color="#000000">smoothing the words to wrap around</font></span></div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;">&nbsp;</div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="line-height:100%"><font color="#000000">what wood already stood. </font></span></div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="line-height:100%"><font color="#000000">What did it take to hear my own news,</font></span></div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;">&nbsp;</div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="line-height:100%"><font color="#000000">that to insist is not to win. </font></span></div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="line-height:100%"><font color="#000000">That intention is not prophecy, that</font></span></div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;">&nbsp;</div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="line-height:100%"><font color="#000000">I’d have to find my own wood, </font></span></div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="line-height:100%"><font color="#000000">its own shape, my own shed.</font></span></div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;">&nbsp;</div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="line-height:100%"><font color="#000000">I’m to cut my own planks, fit my own words,</font></span></div> <div class="poem1" style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="line-height:100%"><font color="#000000">make it new, not to rely on the dead. </font></span></div> <p style="margin-bottom:0in">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in"><span style="line-height:100%"><font color="#000000">- Grace Cavalieri</font></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">Poems</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/poetry/gracecavalieri" hreflang="en">Grace Cavalieri</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-teaser-text field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Teaser-Promo</div> <div class="field--item"><div> <div class="poem1"><span>Too late I found what’s truly mine. </span></div> <div class="poem1"><span>This time, a pile of papers, </span></div> <div class="poem1">&nbsp;</div> <div class="poem1"><span>poems, on huge scraps, meant</span></div> <div class="poem1"><span>to be nailed to his cut boards.</span></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field 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2017 19:59:51 +0000 Grace Cavalieri 135 at http://danmurano.com Awards Day http://danmurano.com/poetry/poems/awards-day <div data-history-node-id="44" class="node node--type-poetry node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item">2013-09-01</div> <div class="field field--name-field-content-writer field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Poetry by</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item">Grace Cavalieri</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><h4><strong>Awards Day</strong></h4> <div class="poem1">She always wanted to make love to a clock so she'd know when to stop.<br /> She always wanted to be standing in the limelight in a white satin dress,<br /> no, make that a strapless dress. Now she was older and, no, make that<br /> one with sleeves. She wanted to be a cat hiding in a tree to catch a bird.</div> <div class="poem1">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ----</div> <div class="poem1">&nbsp;- <em>Acknowledgment: Poets&amp;Artists, 2012</em></div> <div class="poem1">&nbsp;</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">Poems</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/poetry/gracecavalieri" hreflang="en">Grace Cavalieri</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-teaser-text field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Teaser-Promo</div> <div class="field--item"><div class="poem1">She always wanted to make love to a clock so she'd know when to stop.<br /> She always wanted to be standing in the limelight in a white satin dress ...</div></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-poems-promopic field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Poems promopic</div> <div class="field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/default_images/grace-biopic-2015a.jpg" width="117" height="175" alt="Grace Cavalieri" title="Grace Cavalieri" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="http://danmurano.com/poetry/poems/awards-day" data-a2a-title="Awards Day"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=http%3A%2F%2Fdanmurano.com%2Fpoetry%2Fpoems%2Fawards-day&amp;title=Awards%20Day"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span><section> <h3>Add new comment</h3> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=44&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="jpdZrMBRWUjAYN_ne_tmNTYNeAZl-k3ekseHN6k5s9s"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> Wed, 02 Nov 2016 02:01:59 +0000 Grace Cavalieri 44 at http://danmurano.com Garden Party http://danmurano.com/poetry/poems/garden-party <div data-history-node-id="43" class="node node--type-poetry node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item">2013-08-01</div> <div class="field field--name-field-content-writer field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Poetry by</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item">Grace Cavalieri</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><h4><strong>Garden Party</strong></h4> <div class="poem1">This isn't so bad I said two days after you died, Everything's the same. You're just not here. Look. I get up and make tea and you're just not here, that's all. I go swimming. I shop and I can carry groceries in with just one hand now. I can keep the house tidy and I don't have to cook. I watch movies. This is the life. Then I called you at 4 for tea. And you didn't answer. No matter how many times, you still didn't . Then the cat grew into a dog with pink eyes and shaggy matted fur, the grass already sodden with rain was watered all night with the hose. The people who came talked about the wrong books. I couldn't make them understand it was the young librarian not the movie critic. You said you'd take the cat to the vet, you said you didn't care what it cost you'd put new sod down, you said you'd make everyone understand what I was trying to say but then you went so damn far away. I kept calling and calling because I know the dead have memory. I know you remember my name. Everyone is here waiting.</div> <div class="poem1">&nbsp;</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">Poems</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/poetry/gracecavalieri" hreflang="en">Grace Cavalieri</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-teaser-text field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Teaser-Promo</div> <div class="field--item"><div class="poem1">This isn't so bad I said two days after you died, Everything's the same. You're just not here. Look. I get up and make tea and you're just not here, that's all. ...</div></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-poems-promopic field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Poems promopic</div> <div class="field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/default_images/grace-biopic-2015a.jpg" width="117" height="175" alt="Grace Cavalieri" title="Grace Cavalieri" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="http://danmurano.com/poetry/poems/garden-party" data-a2a-title="Garden Party"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=http%3A%2F%2Fdanmurano.com%2Fpoetry%2Fpoems%2Fgarden-party&amp;title=Garden%20Party"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span><section> <h3>Add new comment</h3> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=43&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="k8gK-xVcL0gzDcnyrt0dwH140sYIcDugBHd2dQTEqg4"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> Wed, 02 Nov 2016 02:00:30 +0000 Grace Cavalieri 43 at http://danmurano.com SAFETY http://danmurano.com/poetry/poems/safety <div data-history-node-id="42" class="node node--type-poetry node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item">2013-04-07</div> <div class="field field--name-field-content-writer field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Poetry by</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item">Grace Cavalieri</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><h4><strong>Safety</strong></h4> <div class="poem1">When you were in the 9th&nbsp;grade and I was in the 7th&nbsp;you were</div> <div class="poem1">a crossing guard keeping order at Junior High School number 3. No one</div> <div class="poem1">was disobedient when you wore that wide yellow strap across your chest -</div> <div class="poem1">no one bruised another, caused trouble, or so much as threw a stone -</div> <div class="poem1">no one cracked a joke about you, a man in uniform. How did</div> <div class="poem1">that yellow vest feed your soul to let you know someday you'd</div> <div class="poem1">fly a plane just to feel the power of a strap across your chest. What</div> <div class="poem1">liberation - to know how to be in charge - strong and capable -</div> <div class="poem1">flying through gunfire and lightning again and again to come back to me.</div> <div class="poem1">Although we were so young, when you were 14 and I was 12, how good you were</div> <div class="poem1">to give me the safe guard of your love. How smart I was to receive it.</div> <div class="poem1">&nbsp;</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">Poems</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/poetry/gracecavalieri" hreflang="en">Grace Cavalieri</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-teaser-text field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Teaser-Promo</div> <div class="field--item"><div class="poem1">When you were in the 9th grade and I was in the 7th you were</div> <div class="poem1">a crossing guard keeping order at Junior High School number 3. No one</div> <div class="poem1">was disobedient when you wore that wide yellow strap across your chest ...</div></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-poems-promopic field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Poems promopic</div> <div class="field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/default_images/grace-biopic-2015a.jpg" width="117" height="175" alt="Grace Cavalieri" title="Grace Cavalieri" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="http://danmurano.com/poetry/poems/safety" data-a2a-title="SAFETY"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=http%3A%2F%2Fdanmurano.com%2Fpoetry%2Fpoems%2Fsafety&amp;title=SAFETY"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span><section> <h3>Add new comment</h3> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=42&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="l4vtiOaP4z6mvzoo84Y-o3cbFdPK-FA0EsaKW-F5v4w"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> Wed, 02 Nov 2016 01:57:07 +0000 Grace Cavalieri 42 at http://danmurano.com Silence, The Way It Hides The Truth http://danmurano.com/poetry/poems/silence-way-it-hides-truth <div data-history-node-id="41" class="node node--type-poetry node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item">2013-04-07</div> <div class="field field--name-field-content-writer field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Poetry by</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item">Grace Cavalieri</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><h4><strong>&nbsp;Silence, The Way It Hides The Truth</strong></h4> <div class="poem1">Silence, wanderer, you, with your purposeful imagery -<br /> Nothing inflames the past as much as you do!<br /> How many places can you lead the mind at once -<br /> Perception?&nbsp; (Oh, now you look down) - Invention?<br /> (Now you nod) -&nbsp;So much you hold, to darkness,<br /> then to bliss.<br /> Look at this collection of poems - most expressive,<br /> don't you think? Various patterns fused together? All<br /> with Silence. So, how many&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /> different directions do you own, replenished by words?<br /> You surround language with sensuality as if you were alive.<br /> You want to do us in,<br /> your ceaseless spirit, avoiding my gaze,<br /> taking us down the road with you.<br /> Silence, the mother of all muses,<br /> always the winner, in wait for us, with your cunning,<br /> treating me to the final word.</div> <div class="poem1">&nbsp;</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">Poems</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/poetry/gracecavalieri" hreflang="en">Grace Cavalieri</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-teaser-text field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Teaser-Promo</div> <div class="field--item"><div class="poem1">Silence, wanderer, you, with your purposeful imagery -<br />  Nothing inflames the past as much as you do!<br /> How many places can you lead the mind at once ...</div></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-poems-promopic field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Poems promopic</div> <div class="field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/default_images/grace-biopic-2015a.jpg" width="117" height="175" alt="Grace Cavalieri" title="Grace Cavalieri" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="http://danmurano.com/poetry/poems/silence-way-it-hides-truth" data-a2a-title="Silence, The Way It Hides The Truth"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=http%3A%2F%2Fdanmurano.com%2Fpoetry%2Fpoems%2Fsilence-way-it-hides-truth&amp;title=Silence%2C%20The%20Way%20It%20Hides%20The%20Truth"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span><section> <h3>Add new comment</h3> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=41&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="gL6owGXCmF4P6iAHBLDYmzBZgqth1K2tPxIOuqJ0FrQ"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> Wed, 02 Nov 2016 01:55:31 +0000 Grace Cavalieri 41 at http://danmurano.com Returning to Michigan http://danmurano.com/poetry/poems/returning-michigan <div data-history-node-id="39" class="node node--type-poetry node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item">2013-03-19</div> <div class="field field--name-field-content-writer field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Poetry by</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item">Grace Cavalieri</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><h4><strong>Returning to Michigan</strong></h4> <div class="poem1">Flat and cold. The place you didn't</div> <div class="poem1">want to go. A covenant comes alive, leads you here:</div> <div class="poem1">a person, &nbsp;moment, &nbsp;event, &nbsp;you'd</div> <div class="poem1">rather go past the door than see.</div> <div class="poem1">All stories have to be made to fit their</div> <div class="poem1">own time.</div> <div class="poem1">&nbsp;</div> <div class="poem1">The loon doesn't know anger and shame</div> <div class="poem1">yet the detail of her place makes you</div> <div class="poem1">sad. The hungry dove remains silent.</div> <div class="poem1">It remains still. It surely must yearn,</div> <div class="poem1">yet nothing burns in its chest.</div> <div class="poem1">How it longs to make the sound</div> <div class="poem1">of the loon in the lake,</div> <div class="poem1">a single peal lifting the frozen</div> <div class="poem1">air of what cannot be said.</div> <div class="poem1">&nbsp;</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">Poems</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/poetry/gracecavalieri" hreflang="en">Grace Cavalieri</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-teaser-text field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Teaser-Promo</div> <div class="field--item"><div class="poem1"> <div class="poem1">Flat and cold. The place you didn't</div> <div class="poem1">want to go. A covenant comes alive, leads you here:</div> <div class="poem1">a person,  moment,  event,  you'd</div> <div class="poem1">rather go past the door than see. ...</div> </div></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-poems-promopic field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Poems promopic</div> <div class="field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/default_images/grace-biopic-2015a.jpg" width="117" height="175" alt="Grace Cavalieri" title="Grace Cavalieri" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="http://danmurano.com/poetry/poems/returning-michigan" data-a2a-title="Returning to Michigan"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=http%3A%2F%2Fdanmurano.com%2Fpoetry%2Fpoems%2Freturning-michigan&amp;title=Returning%20to%20Michigan"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span><section> <h3>Add new comment</h3> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=39&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="LlETczWEdD9n00RfEBpV3q0sbSk9m84l5hhCSQ9IHxY"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> Wed, 02 Nov 2016 01:38:10 +0000 Grace Cavalieri 39 at http://danmurano.com Transformations http://danmurano.com/poetry/poems/transformations <div data-history-node-id="38" class="node node--type-poetry node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item">2013-03-13</div> <div class="field field--name-field-content-writer field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Poetry by</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item">Grace Cavalieri</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><h4><strong>Transformations</strong></h4> <div class="poem1"><em>for painter</em>&nbsp;Erick Jackson</div> <div class="poem1">&nbsp;</div> <div class="poem1">A rhapsody encircles his walls<br /> without interruption,<br /> <br /> Fate and fortune are<br /> in a drawer filled with light,<br /> <br /> like a pair of gloves<br /> illuminating the ideal room,<br /> <br /> The wrought iron is overwrought,<br /> <br /> A striped cushion comes to life<br /> with an occasional song,<br /> <br /> Good luck and prosperity are<br /> knobs shaped like a single ball,<br /> <br /> The closet is a black box<br /> telling the latitude/longitude<br /> when the bedroom<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; crashes to earth,<br /> <br /> sampling a door,<br /> sampling a window,<br /> <br /> The fundamental doubt of dark<br /> <br /> blisters into<br /> <br /> red, yellow, blue,<br /> <br /> scribbling&nbsp;&nbsp; testifying&nbsp; signifying<br /> <br /> lofty pleasures,<br /> <br /> I had a tiny doll house once with little chairs,<br /> How could a house so small hold so much&nbsp; love?<br /> <br /> How can the eye so small see so much of the world?</div> <div class="poem1">&nbsp;</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">Poems</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/poetry/gracecavalieri" hreflang="en">Grace Cavalieri</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-teaser-text field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Teaser-Promo</div> <div class="field--item"><div class="poem1"> <div class="poem1"><em>for painter</em> Erick Jackson</div> <div class="poem1"> </div> <div class="poem1">A rhapsody encircles his walls<br /> without interruption, <p>Fate and fortune are<br /> in a drawer filled with light,</p> <p>like a pair of gloves<br /> illuminating the ideal room, ...</p></div> </div></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-poems-promopic field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Poems promopic</div> <div class="field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/default_images/grace-biopic-2015a.jpg" width="117" height="175" alt="Grace Cavalieri" title="Grace Cavalieri" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="http://danmurano.com/poetry/poems/transformations" data-a2a-title="Transformations"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=http%3A%2F%2Fdanmurano.com%2Fpoetry%2Fpoems%2Ftransformations&amp;title=Transformations"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span><section> <h3>Add new comment</h3> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=38&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="88YnWYrN3ujyGI51VWmD8FxR7asdn1I5LJkPLDb8LWM"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> Wed, 02 Nov 2016 01:35:57 +0000 Grace Cavalieri 38 at http://danmurano.com Truly a Problem of Reference http://danmurano.com/poetry/poems/truly-problem-reference <div data-history-node-id="37" class="node node--type-poetry node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item">2013-03-15</div> <div class="field field--name-field-content-writer field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Poetry by</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item">Grace Cavalieri</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><h4><strong>Truly a Problem of Reference</strong></h4> <div class="poem1">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; It'll be a poem,</div> <div class="poem1">looking at the lines that</div> <div class="poem1">go side by side, if there resides a</div> <div class="poem1">shadow inside, a form not</div> <div class="poem1">too hurried, a little self important seed</div> <div class="poem1">sleeping at the center as if it's the only</div> <div class="poem1">truth there is.</div> <div class="poem1">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; One day, you'll be</div> <div class="poem1">sitting on the edge of the poem like</div> <div class="poem1">a couch, and all across the room is filled</div> <div class="poem1">with eternity, all the</div> <div class="poem1">people you miss, and more of them</div> <div class="poem1">than ever, and the couch is getting so</div> <div class="poem1">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; crowded, you walk across</div> <div class="poem1">the rug and join them. This</div> <div class="poem1">moment charms the birds</div> <div class="poem1">as they say, out of the trees,</div> <div class="poem1">and then you can see the shape inside,</div> <div class="poem1">where poetry moves. The desk softens.</div> <div class="poem1">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; I warm quickly to the task</div> <div class="poem1">Immodestly forcing happiness</div> <div class="poem1">from everything held captive.</div> <div class="poem1">&nbsp;</div> <div class="poem1"> <div class="poem-subhead">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ----</div> <div class="poem-subhead"><em>- Acknowledgment = INNISFREE</em></div> <div class="poem-subhead">&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">Poems</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/poetry/gracecavalieri" hreflang="en">Grace Cavalieri</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-teaser-text field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Teaser-Promo</div> <div class="field--item"><div class="poem1">It'll be a poem,</div> <div class="poem1">looking at the lines that</div> <div class="poem1">go side by side, if there resides a</div> <div class="poem1">shadow inside, a form not</div> <div class="poem1">too hurried, a little self important seed</div> <div class="poem1">sleeping at the center ...</div></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-poems-promopic field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Poems promopic</div> <div class="field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/default_images/grace-biopic-2015a.jpg" width="117" height="175" alt="Grace Cavalieri" title="Grace Cavalieri" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="http://danmurano.com/poetry/poems/truly-problem-reference" data-a2a-title="Truly a Problem of Reference"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=http%3A%2F%2Fdanmurano.com%2Fpoetry%2Fpoems%2Ftruly-problem-reference&amp;title=Truly%20a%20Problem%20of%20Reference"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span><section> <h3>Add new comment</h3> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=37&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="gvF5wqRkvRYszrMOWAxHDjMIL25UoMLzXWdz7viFYPw"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> Wed, 02 Nov 2016 01:32:14 +0000 Grace Cavalieri 37 at http://danmurano.com