Tag Archives: Muriel Rukeyser

Roni Horn “Saying Water”

“The opacity of the world dissipates in water. Black water cannot dissipate the opacity of the world. Confused? Lost? Large expanses of water are like deserts: no landmarks, no differences. If you don’t know where you are can you know… Continue reading

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The Seeming, by Muriel Rukeyser

Between the illuminations of great mornings there comes the dailiness of doing and being and the hand as it makes as it brightens    burnishes the surfaces    seemings       mirrors of the world We do not know… Continue reading

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From Waterlily Fire by Muriel Rukeyser

“Whatever can come to a city can come to this city. Under the tall compulsion                                                    of the past I see the city                           change like a man changing I love this man                                with my lifelong body of love… Continue reading

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Murmurs of the Earth from this Land, by Muriel Rukeyser

Murmurs from the earth of this land, from the caves and craters,        from the bowl of darkness. Down watercourses of our        dragon childhood, where we ran barefoot. We stand as growing women and men.… Continue reading

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The Road, by Muriel Rukeyser

These are roads to take when you think of your country and interested bring down the maps again, phoning the statistician, asking the dear friend, reading the papers with morning inquiry. Or when you sit at the wheel and your… Continue reading

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