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the frying pan
Posted by: skye490 (---.vpdn.alaska.edu)
Date: February 04, 2004 03:57AM

I once read a poem called The Frying Pan for one of my English classes, and once again I am in an English class and want this poem. Its abotu a lady marveling (sort of) about being pregnant and she keeps comparing herself to a frying pan. I dont know who wrote it (maybe a Conrad Someone, or Someone Conrad?) or where to find it. If anyone can help me, please please do....

Into the fire!
Posted by: Henry (213.78.101.---)
Date: February 04, 2004 09:26AM

The Frying Pan Conrad Hilberry, 1978

My mark is my confusion. 1
If I believe it, I am
another long-necked girl
with the same face.
I am emptiness reflected 5
in a looking glass, a head
kept by a collar and leash,
a round belly with something
knocking to get in.

But cross the handle 10
with a short stroke
and I am Venus, the old
beauty. I am both the egg
and the pan it cooks in,
the slow heat, the miraculous 15
sun rising.

See [www.wcupa.edu] for the true arrangement of lines.

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