Edward Hirsch

(20 January 1950 / Chicago)

Edward Hirsch Poems

1. Fast Break 1/13/2003
2. In Memoriam Paul Celan 1/20/2003
3. Late March 1/20/2012
4. For the Sleepwalkers 1/20/2012
5. Edward Hopper and the House by the Railroad (1925) 1/20/2012
6. Poor Angels 1/20/2012
7. After a Long Insomniac Night 1/20/2012
8. Fall 1/20/2012
9. Early Sunday Morning 1/20/2012
10. The Widening Sky 1/20/2012
11. Wild Gratitude 1/20/2012
12. Lay Back the Darkness 1/20/2012
13. To Poetry 1/20/2012
14. Branch Library 1/20/2012
15. The Skokie Theater 1/20/2012
16. What the Last Evening Will Be Like 1/20/2012
17. I'm Going to Start Living Like a Mystic 1/20/2012
18. Cotton Candy 2/18/2015
19. Amour Honestus 11/20/2014

Cotton Candy

We walked on the bridge over the Chicago River
for what turned out to be the last time,
and I ate cotton candy, that sugary air,
that sweet blue light spun out of nothingness.
It was just a moment, really, nothing more,
but I remember marveling at the sturdy cables
of the bridge that held us up
and threading my fingers through the long
and slender fingers of my grandfather,

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