Edward Wright Haile
Edward Wright Haile Poems
- A World Without People … a world of birds and ponds, this ...
- A Drive Through Caroline I can put my finger on the still-wet...
- Family Reunion Men are trees long rotting the ground around ...
- A Bedtime Story tell us another story said a little girl at ...
- Citizenship Pharaoh thanks God he is God with the power to ...
- Blacksnake To An Angel I am black therefore I rule all ...
- Zz 176 A Valentine For Bess I cannot magnify my heart’s ...
From Essex County, Virginia, where I have lived nearly all my life. Bachelor of Music, Catholic University of America. Married, two sons grown. Many years a rural land surveyor. Musician, flute, flamenco guitar.
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Re my translation of the Oresteia of Aeschylus. I tried mightily to find an Aeschylean form of idiomatic English so that the translation would sound to us the way the Greek sounded to his audience. I have been roundly criticized for succeeding. University Press of America,1993.
HOAM a poetry chapbook with a section of parodies of some of my favorite poets, Byron, Shelley, Cummings, Swinburne. And much ... more »
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A World Without People
… a world of birds and ponds,
of camphor-scented glades, a new one
in morning flames beyond each one
my soul comes and inquires within,
one with showers of light spotting the sea’s nameless floors,
nameless glades, full of chatter,
colored roots, great cats loping in retreat,
big-eyed dogs licking and shameless,
and never the solitaire hand of money-making,
the forcing plow before the money-shire,
the clink of scheming, the cuss of sweat,
but a world that washes, cools, christens with scent,
a world of life farmed with the...