Donald Hall

(20 September 1928 - / Hamden / Connecticut)

Poems of Donald Hall

1. A Poet at Twenty 1/3/2003
2. Affirmation 1/3/2003
3. An old life 1/3/2003
4. Christmas party at the South Danbury Church 1/3/2003
5. Closings -new- 1/21/2015
6. Distressed Haiku 1/3/2003
7. Gold 3/16/2012
8. Je Suis une table 1/3/2003
9. Mount Kearsarge Shines 1/3/2003
10. Name Of Horses 1/3/2003
11. Olives 11/29/2014
12. Ox Cart Man 3/16/2012
13. Safe Sex 3/16/2012
14. Sudden Things 1/3/2003
15. The Alligator Bride 1/3/2003
16. The Man In The Dead Machine 1/3/2003
17. The Painted Bed 3/16/2012
18. The Things 3/16/2012
19. Tubes 3/16/2012
20. White Apples 1/3/2003

Sudden Things

    A storm was coming, that was why it was dark. The wind was blowing the fronds of the palm trees off. They were maples. I looked out the window across the big lawn. The house was huge, full of children and old people. The lion was loose. Either because of the wind, or by malevolent human energy, which is the same thing, the cage had come open. Suppose a child walked outside!

    A child walked outside. I knew that I must protect him from the lion. I

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