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Jorie Grahamová

Datum narození: 9. květen 1950

Jorie Graham je americká básnířka.


„Vždycky si říkám, že Amerika je velice zdravá země, protože země, v níž se tolik mladých lidí chce naučit psát básně, nemůže mít žádný zoufalý problém. Teprve kdybychom zacpali básníkům ústa, pak by to s námi bylo opravdu vážné. “

„This is freedom. This is the force of faith. Nobody gets what they want. Never again are you the same. The longing
is to be pure. What you get is to be changed.“


„This is freedom. This is the face of faith, nobody gets
what they want. Never again are you the same. The longing
is to be pure. What you get is to be changed. More and more by
each glistening minute, through which infinity threads itself.
Also oblivion, of course, the aftershocks of something
at sea. Here hands full of sand, letting it
sift through
in the wind, I look in and say take this, hurry. And if I listen
now? Listen, I was not saying anything. It was only
something I did. I could not chose words. I am free to go.
I cannot, of course, come back. Not to this. Never.
It is a ghost posed on my lips. Here: never.“
Never

„... love / is turning out the lights when others do, a curfew we / would take / for sails.“

„the feeling of being a digression not the link in the argument,
a new direction, an offshoot, the limb going on elsewhere,

and liking that error, a feeling of being capable because an error,

of being wrong perhaps altogether wrong a piece from another set

stripped of position stripped of true function

and loving that error, loving that filial form, that break from perfection

where the complex mechanism fails, where the stranger appears in the clearing,

out of nowhere and uncalled for, out of nowhere to share the day.“
The Dream of the Unified Field: Selected Poems, 1974-1994

„Towards the end of the season it is not bad to have the body. To have experienced joy as the mere lifting of hunger is not to have known it less.“

„There is a feeling the body gives the mind
of having missed something, a bedrock poverty, like falling

without the sense that you are passing through one world,
that you could reach another
anytime. Instead the real
is crossing you,

your body an arrival
you know is false but can't outrun. And somewhere in between
these geese forever entering and
these spiders turning back,

this astonishing delay, the everyday, takes place.“
The Dream of the Unified Field: Selected Poems, 1974-1994

„and angle of vision, dust, gravity, solitude,
and the part of the law which is the world's waiting
and the part of the law which is my waiting,
and the part which is my impatience—now; now?—

though there are, there really are
things in the world, you must believe me.“

„Touch pain with great curiosity.“

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