Also, another poem that I just discovered and have read several times a day this week–Marie Ponsot’s “From the Fountain at Vauclue.” The color blue winds its way through the piece, but it only reminded me of your poem this morning because I was copying down the line “Unknown, central, central, earth-old, blue, blue.” But I think you’d enjoy the entire poem. I can’t find it anywhere online, but it’s in her volume of collected poems, “Springing:New and Selected Poems” or “Admit Impediment,” which was published in 1981. It’s longish but worth it–themes of gender socialization and power.
Love Regina Spektor! But I haven’t actually listened to much of her stuff. So thanks for these tips. And I added the poetry book to my reading list. School starts (for the kids) next week, which means I start more intensively homeschooling myself 🙂 And there’s a beautiful library I need to get better acquainted with here in my new town!