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10 thoughts on “The Fact of a Doorframe: Poems Selected and New 1950-1984

  1. says:

    Rich pulls you into the depth of her sorrow like no one else I know. Beautiful and pure. Like all great poetry she should be read out loud. She was read in a park, in the car and home alone and every time she would bring me to that place that I needed to be. Which is exactly what poetry is for.

    I wouldn't suggest reading her on a daily basis. Such a plan would send you down the spiral of depression and hopelessness never to be seen again.

    and for the Texan: I don't how anyone could make a poem about an ice cream truck sad but she found a way.


  2. says:

    You know, it's always difficult to check the box on a book of poetry that says that I "read" it. Can you ever really say that you're "done" with a poet like Adrienne Rich?

    I come back to this collection often for how clever it is--sharp words about soft subjects, like love and longing. My favorite poem of hers will always be "Storm Warnings," which you should Google on a rainy day.

    Focused on the 1970s--"Diving into the Wreck" may have given me an epigraph for my thesis! Unbelievably good.


  3. says:

    Utterly compelling: both heartbreaking and uplifting, Rich delivers a punch to the stomach with every poem. Starting from her early, careful poems to the later, experimental works, this book is a snapshot of one of the worlds greatest poets. I'm ashamed I hadn't read her before. I can't ever imagine being 'finished' with this book. Some of my favourites are the '21 love poems' and the deceptively simple nature poems, such as For an Anniversary. Thank you, Carol, because without your kind suggestion I would have missed out on this wonderful poetry. I regret buying the paperback: I couldn't bear being without it these few weeks and have taken to work, to the park, to the cafe, to the pub, in the bath etc. It is already grubby, stained and starting to fall apart!


  4. says:

    Adrienne Rich’s poetry is complex, politically charged, and often openly mysterious. There is a distance in her words, a separation that asks for her readers to dig deeper in order to understand each piece thoroughly. The poems collected in this book span from 1950-2001, it encapsulates much of the vast history which occurred during this time frame. Rich’s words are filled with deep metaphors as well as open defiance, her writing so utterly intelligent that it often comes across as overly calculated when compared with other poets whose writing is arranged with less effort. But to portray Rich’s ideas she must use a deciphering pen. She conveys all of the pain and confusion of the chokingly false perfections of the 1950’s, the protests, assassinations and multiple conflicts of the 1960’s & 70’s as well as the political untruths that have emerged from the struggles of our past. Rich writes with powerful juxtaposition often unflinchingly and with tremendous intimacy, while at other times her work is so exasperatingly abstract that it feels as if you must be an insider to fully grasp her mindset. In life Rich was often shrouded by labels but rather than succumb to the boxes she could have resided within she chose to voice all of her various complexities with such courage and depth that her work is unparalleled and a requirement for any true lover of poetry.


  5. says:

    not sold on these poems yet; am reading them primarily for the ghazals. the length of the lines seems too long, too meandering. there are too many abstractions. too many prescriptions for "the truth." i feel as if i'm being lectured to. we are all just people. perhaps it's because so many of these are responses to Ghalib's ghazals. i find no comfort in prophets. i don't believe them. that being said, there are wee bright spots, unique phrases amongs the familiar tropes. i have a friend who would say that this writer suffers from trope infection. i perservere because of those bright spots though.


  6. says:

    This is a strong introduction to Rich's early and middle period work. Her themes and focus morph each decade, her early formalism gives way to experimentalism. Her early focuses on the natural world and unhappy domestic life give way to her political and linguistic explorations of the 1970s and early 1980s. Her love of the natural world shifts into indignation at its destruction, and her political and feminist concerns become more and more dominant. An important and engaging collection.


  7. says:

    I wish I felt I could give this a higher rating, because she's such an influential poet, but ultimately her poems were just too esoteric for me. I can handle a little interpretation, but there were large swathes of the collection that I could make nothing of. But what was in there that I could understand, I loved, particularly her poetry from the mid-seventies to early nineties, which probably was the best in the book. I might seek out the original books that these poems were taken from.


  8. says:

    Some amazing poems throughout this collection, especially the early and mid-period work. During those years Rich executed a wonderful balancing act on the ole personal-political axis. Her later poems became more stridently political and while I was sympathetic to their messages, the didactic words often fell flat and occasionally slid right off the page.


  9. says:

    Favorite poems--- first deals with the tension between reality and expectations in romantic relationships (that are not marriage), second, with sex.

    Living in Sin
    She had thought the studio would keep itself;
    no dust upon the furniture of love.
    Half heresy, to wish the taps less vocal,
    the panes relieved of grime. A plate of pears,
    a piano with a Persian shawl, a cat
    stalking the picturesque amusing mouse
    had risen at his urging.
    Not that at five each separate stair would writhe
    under the milkman's tramp; that morning light
    so coldly would delineate the scraps
    of last night's cheese and three sepulchral bottles;
    that on the kitchen shelf among the saucers
    a pair of beetle-eyes would fix her own---
    envoy from some village in the moldings . . .
    Meanwhile, he, with a yawn,
    sounded a dozen notes upon the keyboard,
    declared it out of tune, shrugged at the mirror,
    rubbed at his beard, went out for cigarettes;
    while she, jeered by the minor demons,
    pulled back the sheets and made the bed and found
    a towel to dust the table-top,
    and let the coffee-pot boil over on the stove.
    By evening she was back in love again,
    though not so wholly but throughout the night
    she woke sometimes to feel the daylight coming
    like a relentless milkman up the stairs.



    My Mouth Hovers Across Your Breasts

    My mouth hovers across your breasts
    in the short grey winter afternoon
    in this bed we are delicate
    and touch so hot with joy we amaze ourselves
    tough and delicate we play rings
    around each other our daytime candle burns
    with its peculiar light and if the snow
    begins to fall outside filling the branches
    and if the night falls without announcement
    there are the pleasures of winter
    sudden, wild and delicate your fingers
    exact my tongue exact at the same moment
    stopping to laugh at a joke
    my love hot on your scent on the cusp of winter


  10. says:

    I saw Adrienne Rich in Santa Cruz this past Saturday, at a reading of the poetry of Robinson Jeffers. She sat throughout, in a red chair with a lilac pillow, in front of the stage. Her hands trembled when she read, breaking my heart a bit, and she asked, polite though imperiously, for more light. I'd never have dreamed to imagine her frail.


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