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

Branch Library

I wish I could find that skinny, long-beaked boy
who perched in the branches of the old branch library.

He spent the Sabbath flying between the wobbly stacks
and the flimsy wooden tables on the second floor,

pecking at nuts, nesting in broken spines, scratching
notes under his own corner patch of sky.

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