A Poem for You: Paris and Helen BY JUDY GRAHN


Paris and Helen BY JUDY GRAHN He called her:  golden dawn She called him:  the wind whistles He called her:  heart of the sky She called him:  message bringer He called her:  mother of pearl            barley woman, rice provider,            millet basket, corn maid,            flax princess, all-maker, weef She called him:  fawn, roebuck,            stag, courage, thunderman,            all-in-green, mountain strider            keeper of forests, my-love-rides He called her:  the tree is She called him:  bird dancing He called her:  who stands,            has stood, will always stand She called him:  arriver He called her:  the heart and the womb [...]