Edward Hirsch

(20 January 1950 / Chicago)

Edward Hirsch Poems

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

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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