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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

Lizards And Snakes

On the summer road that ran by our front porch
Lizards and snakes came out to sun.
It was hot as a stove out there, enough to scorch
A buzzard's foot. Still, it was fun
To lie in the dust and spy on them. Near but remote,
They snoozed in the carriage ruts, a smile
In the set of the jaw, a fierce pulse in the throat
Working away like Jack Doyle's after he'd run the mile.

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