Lorna Crozier

po_Crozier-Lorna4bLorna Crozier (born May 24, 1948) is a Canadian poet.

Crozier has authored 15 books which typically focus on human relationships, the natural world, language, and memory and perception.

 


ON BACH’S CELLO SUITE NO. 2 IN D MINOR
Lorna Crozier

Lacking the violin’s higher reasoning,
its closeness to the mind, the cello
without touching, knows the lower body
best, the shame and glory of the belly,
the bowels, the inner thighs,
the sweat and stain of things, holy and otherwise,
— this, the cello’s music, the dark vibratos,
the pitch and muscle of their sounds.