Grace Cavalieri


I don’t know how I knew this -- this
deepening love -- subjectivity of experience --
the desolation of the prairie rabbit -- how
the horizon and the ocean became one 
and then see the sky and the ocean
turning pink.
And speaking of anger
if the ocean were not calm
after that
we would not
have seen the pink. I realize
I am a slow moving boat
of wishes closing in, guarding
these unfortunate treasures, yet they are
reasoned and true. We are images in God’s dream. Did
you think there was an easier access to happiness?

GRACE CAVALIERI’S NEWEST PUBLICATION IS a novella in verse, Millie’s Sunshine Tiki Villas, (c2011, Casa Menendez.) She is the author of 16 books and chapbooks of poetry; and 28 produced plays, short-form and full-length. Grace founded, and still produces “The Poet and the Poem” on public radio, celebrating 35 years on-air in 2012, recorded at the Library of Congress. Her play “Anna Nicole: Blonde Glory” opened in NYC, 2011. Her play “Quilting the Sun” opened in Beaufort, S.C. 2011. She holds the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award, A Paterson Poetry Prize, a Pen Fiction Award, the Bordighera Award for Poetry, plus others.



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