poet and writer. Her poetry is published in many journals and books, which include Wife of Light
(1978) and Lady Faustus (1983). She has published
non-fiction and was a staff writer at the NewYorker from1988 to1994.
On Extended Wings (1985)
I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to live the width of it as well.
want, end, life, find, lived, length, live, width
Human beings are sloshing sacks of chemicals on the move.
Human, beings, sacks, chemicals, move
What would dawn have been like, had you awakened? It would have sung through your bones. All I can do this morning is let it sing through mine.
What, dawn, been, you, awakened, sung, bones, can, morning
There are well-dressed foolish ideas just as there are well-dressed fools.
There, welldressed, foolish, ideas, fools
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