Treasure Island

Edward Hirsch

(20 January 1950 / Chicago)

Poems of Edward Hirsch

1. After a Long Insomniac Night 1/20/2012
2. Branch Library 1/20/2012
3. Early Sunday Morning 1/20/2012
4. Edward Hopper and the House by the Railroad (1925) 1/20/2012
5. Fall 1/20/2012
6. Fast Break 1/13/2003
7. For the Sleepwalkers 1/20/2012
8. I'm Going to Start Living Like a Mystic 1/20/2012
9. In Memoriam Paul Celan 1/20/2003
10. Late March 1/20/2012
11. Lay Back the Darkness 1/20/2012
12. Poor Angels 1/20/2012
13. The Skokie Theater 1/20/2012
14. The Widening Sky 1/20/2012
15. To Poetry 1/20/2012
16. What the Last Evening Will Be Like 1/20/2012
17. Wild Gratitude 1/20/2012

Early Sunday Morning

I used to mock my father and his chums
for getting up early on Sunday morning
and drinking coffee at a local spot
but now I’m one of those chumps.

No one cares about my old humiliations
but they go on dragging through my sleep
like a string of empty tin cans rattling
behind an abandoned car.

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