Lyn Hejinian Poems

From My Life: A name trimmed with colored ribbons

by Lyn Hejinian

‘A name trimmed with colored ribbons’ by Lyn Hejinian is a Language Poem that requires the listener to use their imagination and creativity to reconstruct and interpret the poet’s childhood fantasies.

A name trimmed      They are seated in the shadows

with colored              husking corn, shelling peas. Houses

ribbons                          of wood set in the ground. I try to

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