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Edward Hirsch

(20 January 1950 / Chicago)

Poems of Edward Hirsch

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

In Memoriam Paul Celan

Lay these words into the dead man's grave
next to the almonds and black cherries---
tiny skulls and flowering blood-drops, eyes,
and Thou, O bitterness that pillows his head.

Lay these words on the dead man's eyelids
like eyebrights, like medieval trumpet flowers
that will flourish, this time, in the shade.
Let the beheaded tulips glisten with rain.

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