David Wagoner Poems
|1.||At The Door||1/13/2003|
|2.||This is a Wonderful Poem||1/20/2003|
|3.||Wallace Stevens On His Way To Work||1/13/2003|
|4.||The Junior High School Band Concert||1/20/2003|
|5.||For A Row Of Laurel Shrubs||1/13/2003|
|6.||The Shooting of John Dillinger Outside the Biograph Theater, July 22, 1934||1/20/2003|
At The Door
All actors look for them-the defining moments
When what a character does is what he is.
The script may say, He goes to the door
And exits or She goes out the door stage left.
But you see your fingers touching the doorknob,
Closing around it, turning it
As if by themselves. The latch slides
Out of the strike-plate, the door swings on its hinges,