Poems https://danmurano.com/ en Grace's latest book, What the Psychic Said https://danmurano.com/poetry/poems/graces-latest-book-what-psychic-said <div data-history-node-id="203" class="node node--type-poetry node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <div class="field field--name-node-author field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item">Grace Cavalieri</div> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item">2020-04-01</div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><img alt="What the Psychic Said cover" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="9d6a5e30-d319-42f4-b7a6-e2545ae21a2b" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Psychic1c.jpg" /></p> <p>Here is a poem from the book:</p> <div class="poem2"> <div lang="x-unicode" xml:lang="x-unicode" xml:lang="x-unicode"> <div dir="ltr"> <div> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Poem in dialogue with Dan Murano’s cover photo</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Credit: <em>Poet Trees, 2019</em></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><strong> </strong></span></span></span></span></p> <h4><span><span><span><span> <span><span>GUARDIAN OF TIME</span></span></span></span></span></span></h4> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>I don’t know how I knew this – </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>This deepening love – subjectivity of experience – </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The desolation of the prairie rabbit –</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>How the sky and the air can turn pink</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>For no reason.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>We would not have seen the pink</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Unless there were sun beaming down, its</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Wishes closing in, guarding our treasures,</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Answering the question:</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><em><span><span>How to love without fear</span></span></em></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Just look at the ball of sun behind the tree</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Now a deepening orange </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Now a fanning behind the branches</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Like images in God’s dream—</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Did you think there was an easier access to happiness?</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>          </span></span></span></span></p> <p class="gmail-"><span><span><span><span><span><span>--Grace Cavalieri</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <hr /> <div><strong>Grace Cavalieri, with paper and pen, her imagination wanders fresh and bold, leaving us poetry for our comprehension and delight, which has a life longer than our own.  - J<span>anice </span>F. Booth</strong></div> <div> <hr /> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/What-Psychic-Said-Grace-Cavalieri-ebook/dp/B0854CT2N9/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&amp;keywords=grace+cavalieri&amp;qid=1585775256&amp;sr=8-4" target="_blank"><strong>Order a copy</strong></a></p> <p><img alt="What the Psychic Said, back cover" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="5fa96ba9-382b-46f1-8cea-40beb15ec2e3" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Psychic2c.jpg" /></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 class="poem1"> <div><img alt="What the Psychic Said promo" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="0bd95caa-66a2-4c88-9d0e-7e7aec6901a1" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Psychicpromo.jpg" /></div> <div> </div> <div><strong>Grace Cavalieri, with paper and pen, her imagination wanders fresh and bold, leaving us poetry for our comprehension and delight, which has a life longer than our own.</strong></div> <div><strong>                                                               J<span>anice </span>F. Booth</strong></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="https://danmurano.com/poetry/poems/graces-latest-book-what-psychic-said" data-a2a-title="Grace&#039;s latest book, What the Psychic Said"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fdanmurano.com%2Fpoetry%2Fpoems%2Fgraces-latest-book-what-psychic-said&amp;title=Grace%27s%20latest%20book%2C%20What%20the%20Psychic%20Said"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span><section class="field field--name-comment 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field--item"><h4><strong>Letter from Puerto Rico</strong></h4> <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<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 />         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 />         She’s dead now with unnarrowing<br />         Limits of grass<br /> And the song succeeds with blackbirds<br />          And promise<br /> Outlasting music's endnote.</div> <p> <br /> <span><em>Credit: Plume Magazine</em></span></p> <p> </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="https://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=https%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 class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <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 https://danmurano.com https://danmurano.com/poetry/poems/letter-puerto-rico#comments Language Lesson https://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-node-author field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item">Grace Cavalieri</div> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item">2017-07-05</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"> </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"> </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"> </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"> <hr /> <p><em>© Grace Cavalieri, all rights reserved</em></p> <p> </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="https://danmurano.com/poetry/poems/language-lesson" data-a2a-title="Language Lesson"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%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 class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=137&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="jjnO2kYkKbWdP4KOL6hxoMXGBrhTN0iDgDYOV0EW-s8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> Wed, 05 Jul 2017 20:09:42 +0000 Grace Cavalieri 137 at https://danmurano.com https://danmurano.com/poetry/poems/language-lesson#comments PROPHECY https://danmurano.com/poetry/poems/prophecy <div data-history-node-id="135" class="node node--type-poetry node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <div class="field field--name-node-author field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item">Grace Cavalieri</div> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item">2017-06-23</div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><h4><strong>PROPHECY</strong></h4> <div class="poem1"> </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"> </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 class="poem1"> </div> <div class="poem1"><span>How long had they been there</span></div> <div class="poem1"><span>piled by the shed,</span></div> <div class="poem1"> </div> <div class="poem1"><span>next to his planks of polished wood.</span></div> <div class="poem1"><span>The artist cut his shapes just right,</span></div> <div class="poem1"> </div> <div class="poem1"><span>to mount my poems to stay, he’d said,</span></div> <div class="poem1"><span>to be made permanent, he’d said.</span></div> <div class="poem1"> </div> <div class="poem1"><span>That’s why he left it all</span></div> <div class="poem1"><span>for me to find one sunless day.</span></div> <div class="poem1"> </div> <div class="poem1"><span>And what place do I go for help?</span></div> <div class="poem1"><span>Too soon, I saw they just didn’t fit,</span></div> <div class="poem1"> </div> <div class="poem1"><span>my poems upon his careful work.</span></div> <div class="poem1"><span>At whose house can I seek instruction,</span></div> <div class="poem1"> </div> <div class="poem1"><span>to press my paper into shapes, rounded</span></div> <div class="poem1"><span>to nailed surfaces I did not make.</span></div> <div class="poem1"> </div> <div class="poem1"><span>I followed the curve of his grain </span></div> <div class="poem1"><span>as I should, with my hand and glue,</span></div> <div class="poem1"> </div> <div class="poem1"><span>refining the words to fit his frames.</span></div> <div class="poem1"><span>Not out of vanity but sheer will of force, </span></div> <div class="poem1"> </div> <div class="poem1"><span>trying the stain again and again,</span></div> <div class="poem1"><span>smoothing the words to wrap around</span></div> <div class="poem1"> </div> <div class="poem1"><span>what wood already stood. </span></div> <div class="poem1"><span>What did it take to hear my own news,</span></div> <div class="poem1"> </div> <div class="poem1"><span>that to insist is not to win. </span></div> <div class="poem1"><span>That intention is not prophecy, that</span></div> <div class="poem1"> </div> <div class="poem1"><span>I’d have to find my own wood, </span></div> <div class="poem1"><span>its own shape, my own shed.</span></div> <div class="poem1"> </div> <div class="poem1"><span>I’m to cut my own planks, fit my own words,</span></div> <div class="poem1"><span>make it new, not to rely on the dead. </span></div> <p> </p> <p><span>- Grace Cavalieri</span></p> <p> </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"> </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 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/2017-06/Grace_biopic_1050wx1400h.jpg" width="1050" height="1400" alt="Grace Cavalieri" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://danmurano.com/poetry/poems/prophecy" data-a2a-title="PROPHECY"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fdanmurano.com%2Fpoetry%2Fpoems%2Fprophecy&amp;title=PROPHECY"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a></span><section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=135&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="fr1lzdGXCqsVa-XjmIAScNqspWAGARq0Tn_n87Ex5Cg"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:59:51 +0000 Grace Cavalieri 135 at https://danmurano.com https://danmurano.com/poetry/poems/prophecy#comments Awards Day https://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-node-author field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item">Grace Cavalieri</div> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item">2013-09-01</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">    ----</div> <div class="poem1"> - <em>Acknowledgment: Poets&amp;Artists, 2012</em></div> <div class="poem1"> </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="https://danmurano.com/poetry/poems/awards-day" data-a2a-title="Awards Day"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%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 class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <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 https://danmurano.com https://danmurano.com/poetry/poems/awards-day#comments Garden Party https://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-node-author field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item">Grace Cavalieri</div> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item">2013-08-01</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"> </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="https://danmurano.com/poetry/poems/garden-party" data-a2a-title="Garden Party"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%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 class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <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 https://danmurano.com https://danmurano.com/poetry/poems/garden-party#comments SAFETY https://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-node-author field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item">Grace Cavalieri</div> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item">2013-04-07</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 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 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"> </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="https://danmurano.com/poetry/poems/safety" data-a2a-title="SAFETY"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%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 class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <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 https://danmurano.com https://danmurano.com/poetry/poems/safety#comments Silence, The Way It Hides The Truth https://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-node-author field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item">Grace Cavalieri</div> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item">2013-04-07</div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><h4><strong> 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?  (Oh, now you look down) - Invention?<br /> (Now you nod) - 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                              <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"> </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="https://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=https%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 class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <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 https://danmurano.com https://danmurano.com/poetry/poems/silence-way-it-hides-truth#comments Returning to Michigan https://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-node-author field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item">Grace Cavalieri</div> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item">2013-03-19</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,  moment,  event,  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"> </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"> </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="https://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=https%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 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field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><h4><strong>Transformations</strong></h4> <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> <p>The wrought iron is overwrought,</p> <p>A striped cushion comes to life<br /> with an occasional song,</p> <p>Good luck and prosperity are<br /> knobs shaped like a single ball,</p> <p>The closet is a black box<br /> telling the latitude/longitude<br /> when the bedroom<br />               crashes to earth,</p> <p>sampling a door,<br /> sampling a window,</p> <p>The fundamental doubt of dark</p> <p>blisters into</p> <p>red, yellow, blue,</p> <p>scribbling   testifying  signifying</p> <p>lofty pleasures,</p> <p>I had a tiny doll house once with little chairs,<br /> How could a house so small hold so much  love?</p> <p>How can the eye so small see so much of the world?</p></div> <div class="poem1"> </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 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