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

Saul And David

It was a villainous spirit, snub-nosed, foul
Of breath, thick-taloned and malevolent,
That squatted within him wheresoever he went
.......And possessed the soul of Saul.

There was no peace on pillow or on throne.
In dreams the toothless, dwarfed, and squinny-eyed
Started a joyful rumor that he had died
.......Unfriended and alone.

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