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

Onondaga, Early December

lights in the twilight,
lights of Solvay over the expanse of frozen snow-covered
lake,
orange lights of the refineries,
yellow and green and red lights of the neon along the
strip,
lights as if undersea, the argon just coming to exist,
all lights in the cold moisture of the grounded wind
staggering across the lake at twilight

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