Adrienne Rich (1929-2012) – reading “In Those Years”

Sad to learn of Adrienne Rich’s death. Major loss to literature. Difficult to imagine a world without her voice and words in it. Here’s a clip of her reading a poem:

“In Those Years”

In those years, people will say, we lost track
of the meaning of we, of you
we found ourselves
reduced to I
and the whole thing became
silly, ironic, terrible:
we were trying to live a personal life
and, yes, that was the only life
we could bear witness to

But the great dark birds of history screamed and plunged
into our personal weather
They were headed somewhere else but their beaks and pinions drove
along the shore, through rags of fog
where we stood, saying I


~ by samofthetenthousandthings on March 28, 2012.

3 Responses to “Adrienne Rich (1929-2012) – reading “In Those Years””

  1. Is it rages of fog or rags of fog?

  2. Thanks

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