October 04, 2005

My Mother Would Be a Falconress


you must all go listen to Robert Duncan reading his poem: My Mother Would Be a Falconress. it's haunting and stunning.

for those of you who don't know, Robert Duncan was an amazing gay poet, and this is one of his most famous poems, touching on the relationship between gay men and their mothers.

My mother would be a falconress,
And I, her gay falcon treading her wrist,
would fly to bring back
from the blue of the sky to her, bleeding, a prize,
where I dream in my little hood with many bells
jangling when I'd turn my head...

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