Poetry in Motion



Adrienne Rich

If you have taken this rubble for my past
raking though it for fragments you could sell
know that I long ago moved on
deeper into the heart of the matter

If you think you can grasp me, think again:
my story flows in more than one direction
a delta springing from the riverbed
with its five fingers spread

"Delta" from Time's Power: Poems 1985-1988 by Adrienne Rich. Copyright © 1989 by Adrienne Rich. Reprinted with the permission of the author and W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.