Treasure Island

Anthony Evan Hecht

(16 January 1923 - 20 October 2004 / New York)

Poems of Anthony Evan Hecht

1. A Hill 1/13/2003
2. A Letter 1/13/2003
3. After The Rain [for W. D. Snodgrass] 4/22/2010
4. An Old Malediction 4/22/2010
5. Birdwatchers Of America 4/22/2010
6. Chorus From Oedipus At Colonos 1/13/2003
7. Clair de Lune 4/22/2010
8. Curriculum Vitae 1/13/2003
9. Death The Mexican Revolutionary 4/22/2010
10. Eclogue Of The Shepherd And The Townie 4/22/2010
11. It Out-Herods Herod. Pray You, Avoid It. 4/22/2010
12. Late Afternoon: The Onslaught Of Love 1/13/2003
13. Lizards And Snakes 1/13/2003
14. Lot's Wife 1/13/2003
15. More Light! More Light! 1/13/2003
16. Paradise Lost Book 5: An Epitome 1/13/2003
17. Peekaboo: Three Songs For The Nursery 4/22/2010
18. Peripeteia 4/22/2010
19. Prospects 1/13/2003
20. Samuel Sewall 1/13/2003

More Light! More Light!

For Heinrich Blucher and Hannah Arendt
Composed in the Tower before his execution
These moving verses, and being brought at that time
Painfully to the stake, submitted, declaring thus:
"I implore my God to witness that I have made no crime."

Nor was he forsaken of courage, but the death was horrible,
The sack of gunpowder failing to ignite.
His legs were blistered sticks on which the black sap

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