Treasure Island

Dana Gioia

(24 December 1950 / Hawthorne, California)

Poems of Dana Gioia

1. California Hills in August 1/3/2003
2. Do Not Expect 1/3/2003
3. Emigre in Autumn 1/3/2003
4. Guide to the Other Gallery 1/3/2003
5. Insomnia 1/3/2003
6. Litany 12/20/2011
7. Money 1/3/2003
8. Pentecost 1/3/2003
9. Planting A Sequoia 1/3/2003
10. Prayer 12/20/2011
11. Rough Country 12/20/2011
12. Summer Storm 12/20/2011
13. Sunday Night in Santa Rosa 12/20/2011
14. Thanks for Remembering Us 1/3/2003
15. The Burning Ladder 12/20/2011
16. The Country Wife 1/3/2003
17. The Lost Garden 12/20/2011
18. The Next Poem 1/3/2003
19. The Sunday News 1/3/2003
20. Unsaid 1/3/2003

Words

The world does not need words. It articulates itself
in sunlight, leaves, and shadows. The stones on the path
are no less real for lying uncatalogued and uncounted.
The fluent leaves speak only the dialect of pure being.
The kiss is still fully itself though no words were spoken.

And one word transforms it into something less or other--
illicit, chaste, perfunctory, conjugal, covert.
Even calling it a kiss betrays the fluster of hands

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