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David Ignatow

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

Poems of David Ignatow

1. Against The Evidence 4/19/2010
2. An Ecology 3/14/2012
3. An Illusion 3/14/2012
4. At This Moment 3/14/2012
5. Coupling 3/14/2012
6. Dilemma 4/19/2010
7. Earth Hard 3/14/2012
8. For My Daughter 1/13/2003
9. Here In Bed 3/14/2012
10. I Close My Eyes 4/19/2010
11. I Dream 3/14/2012
12. If We Could Be Brought 3/14/2012
13. In a Dream 3/14/2012
14. Information 4/19/2010
15. It Is 3/14/2012
16. Listening 4/19/2010
17. Melpomene In Manhattan 3/14/2012
18. Midnight 3/14/2012
19. Moving Picture 3/14/2012
20. My Skeleton, My Rival 4/19/2010

I Close My Eyes

I close my eyes like a good little boy at night in bed,
as I was told to do by my mother when she lived,
and before bed I brush my teeth and slip on my pajamas,
as I was told, and look forward to tomorrow.


I do all things required of me to make me a citizen of sterling worth.
I keep a job and come home each evening for dinner. I arrive at the
same time on the same train to give my family a sense of order.

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