David Ignatow

(7 February 1914 - 17 November 1997 / Brooklyn/ New York)

David Ignatow Poems

1. For My Daughter 1/13/2003
2. The Bagel 1/13/2003
3. Against The Evidence 4/19/2010
4. I Close My Eyes 4/19/2010
5. The Journey 4/19/2010
6. Listening 4/19/2010
7. Dilemma 4/19/2010
8. Ritual One 4/19/2010
9. An Illusion 3/14/2012
10. Information 4/19/2010
11. My Skeleton, My Rival 4/19/2010
12. Self-Employed: For Harvey Shapiro 4/19/2010
13. At This Moment 3/14/2012
14. An Ecology 3/14/2012
15. Earth Hard 3/14/2012
16. It Is 3/14/2012
17. If We Could Be Brought 3/14/2012
18. Here In Bed 3/14/2012
19. I Dream 3/14/2012
20. Coupling 3/14/2012

Against The Evidence

As I reach to close each book
lying open on my desk, it leaps up
to snap at my fingers. My legs
won’t hold me, I must sit down.
My fingers pain me
where the thick leaves snapped together
at my touch.
All my life
I’ve held books in my hands

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