You have an ad blocker! We understand, but...
PoetrySoup is a small privately owned website. Our means of support comes from advertising revenue. We want to keep PoetrySoup alive, make it better, and keep it free. Please support us by disabling your ad blocker
on PoetrySoup. See how to enable ads
while keeping your ad blocker active. Also, did you know you can become a PoetrySoup Lifetime Premium Member
and block ads forever...while getting many more great
features. Take a look!
It has a hole in it.
Not only where I
The river still ribboning, twisting up,
into its re-
arrangements, chill enlightenments, tight-knotted
and loosenings--whispered messages dissolving
the river still glinting-up into its handfuls, heapings.
forgettings under the river of
and the river of my attention laying itself down--
reassembling--over the quick leaving-offs and windy
and the surface rippling under the wind's attention--
rippling over the accumulations, the slowed-down drifting
of the cold
I say iridescent and I look down.
The leaves very still as they are carried.
| Best Poems | Short Poems
Email Poem |
Top Jorie Graham Poems
Analysis and Comments on The Surface
Provide your analysis, explanation, meaning, interpretation, and comments on the poem The Surface here.