Tuesday, July 21, 2020

In Those Years...Adrienne Rich


In Those Years
by Adrienne Rich
In those years, people will say, we lost track
of the meaning of we, of you
we found ourselves
reduced to I
and the whole thing became
silly, ironic, terrible:
we were trying to live a personal life
and yes, that was the only life
we could bear witness to
But the great dark birds of history screamed and plunged
into our personal weather
They were headed somewhere else but their beaks and pinions drove
along the shore, through the rags of fog
where we stood, saying I
- Adrienne Rich, 1929 - 2012
Via Joyce Kornblatt, thank you
Georgia O'Keeffe - Storm Cloud over Lake George, 1923

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