Anthony Evan Hecht (16 January 1923 - 20 October 2004 / New York)
Poems of Anthony Evan Hecht
|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|
|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|
|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|
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