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Hayden Carruth

(August 3, 1921 – September 29, 2008 / Woodbury, Connecticut)

Poems of Hayden Carruth

1. At Seventy-Five: Rereading An Old Book 1/13/2003
2. Block 1/13/2003
3. Emergency Haying 1/13/2003
4. Endnote 1/13/2003
5. February Morning 1/13/2003
6. Goes 1/13/2003
7. Graves 1/13/2003
8. I, I, I 1/13/2003
9. On Being Asked To Write A Poem Against The War In Vietnam 1/13/2003
10. Onondaga, Early December 1/13/2003
11. Poem Catching Up With An Idea 1/13/2003
12. Ray 1/13/2003
13. Saturday At The Border 1/13/2003
14. Scrambled Eggs And Whiskey 1/13/2003
15. Something For The Trade 1/13/2003
16. The Afterlife: Letter To Sam Hamill 1/13/2003
17. The Curtain 1/13/2003
18. The Way Of The Coventicle Of The Trees 1/13/2003
19. When I Wrote A Little 1/13/2003
20. Words In A Certain Appropriate Mode 1/13/2003

Ray

How many guys are sitting at their kitchen tables
right now, one-thirty in the morning, this same
time, eating a piece of pie? - that's what I
wondered. A big piece of pie, because I'd just
finished reading Ray's last book. Not good pie,
not like my mother or my wife could've
made, but an ordinary pie I'd just bought, being
alone, at the Tops Market two hours ago. And how
many had water in their eyes? Because of Ray's

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