Adrienne Rich quotes- 30 of
I came to explore the wreck.
The words are purposes.
I put on
the body-armor of black rubber
the absurd flippers
the grave and awkward mask.
the thing I came for:
the wreck and not the story of the wreck
What would it mean to live
in a city whose people were changing
I long to create something
that can't be used to keep us passive:
How people used to meet!
starved, intense, the old
Christmas gifts saved up till spring,
and the old plain words,
behind dry lips
a loaded gun.
The mind's passion is all for singling out.
Obscurity has another tale to tell.
Last night you wrote on the wall: Revolution is poetry.
Today you needn't write; the wall has tumbled down.
The decision to feed the world
is the real decision. No revolution
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