Strangers

By Annie Finch b. 1956 Annie Finch
She turned to gold and fell in love.
She danced life upside down.

She opened her wild eyes again
and asked some strangers in.

The strangers felt her in and out.
They found her outsides thin.

Since her heart was still and hard,
they knocked her insides in.

Reprinted with permission of the author and Story Line Press.

Source: Eve (Story Line Press, 1997)

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Poet Annie Finch b. 1956

POET’S REGION U.S., New England

Subjects Love, Relationships, Desire

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 Annie  Finch

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Annie Finch is the author or editor of more than twenty books of poetry, plays, translation, literary essays, textbooks, and anthologies, including the poetry collections Eve (1997), Calendars (2003), and Spells: New and Selected Poems (2012), and the long poems The Encyclopedia of Scotland (1982) and Among the Goddesses: An Epic Libretto in Seven Dreams (2009). Calendars was shortlisted for the Foreword Poetry Book of the Year . . .

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SUBJECT Love, Relationships, Desire

POET’S REGION U.S., New England

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