Dana Gioia

(24 December 1950 / Hawthorne, California)

Dana Gioia Poems

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

The Next Poem

How much better it seems now
than when it is finally done–
the unforgettable first line,
the cunning way the stanzas run.

The rhymes soft-spoken and suggestive
are barely audible at first,
an appetite not yet acknowledged
like the inkling of a thirst.

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