Donald Hall

(20 September 1928 - / Hamden / Connecticut)

Donald Hall Poems

1. Her Long Illness 4/24/2015
2. Olives 11/29/2014
3. Closings 1/21/2015
4. The Painted Bed 3/16/2012
5. The Things 3/16/2012
6. Tubes 3/16/2012
7. Ox Cart Man 3/16/2012
8. Gold 3/16/2012
9. Safe Sex 3/16/2012
10. The Alligator Bride 1/3/2003
11. Mount Kearsarge Shines 1/3/2003
12. A Poet At Twenty 1/3/2003
13. Je Suis Une Table 1/3/2003
14. The Man In The Dead Machine 1/3/2003
15. Sudden Things 1/3/2003
16. Christmas Party At The South Danbury Church 1/3/2003
17. Wolf Knife 1/3/2003
18. Distressed Haiku 1/3/2003
19. White Apples 1/3/2003
20. An Old Life 1/3/2003
21. Affirmation 1/3/2003
22. Name Of Horses 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Donald Hall

Name Of Horses

All winter your brute shoulders strained against collars, padding
and steerhide over the ash hames, to haul
sledges of cordwood for drying through spring and summer,
for the Glenwood stove next winter, and for the simmering range.

In April you pulled cartloads of manure to spread on the fields,
dark manure of Holsteins, and knobs of your own clustered with oats.
All summer you mowed the grass in meadow and hayfield, the mowing machine
clacketing beside you, while the sun walked high in the morning;

and after noon's heat, you pulled a clawed rake through the...

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White Apples

when my father had been dead a week
I woke
with his voice in my ear
                         I sat up in bed

and held my breath
and stared at the pale closed door

white apples and the taste of stone

if he called again
I would put on my coat and galoshes

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