David Ignatow

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

Quotations

  • ''Someone approaches to say his life is ruined
    and to fall down at your feet
    and pound his head upon the sidewalk.''
    David Ignatow (b. 1914), U.S. poet. The Dream (l. 1-3). . . New Naked Poetry, The; Recent American Poetry in Open Forms. Stephen Berg and Robert Mezey, eds. (1976) The Bobbs-Merrill Company.
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For My Daughter

When I die choose a star
and name it after me
that you may know
I have not abandoned
or forgotten you.
You were such a star to me,
following you through birth
and childhood, my hand
in your hand.

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