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Jack Gilbert

(1925 - / Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Poems of Jack Gilbert

1. A Brief for the Defense 5/4/2012
2. Divorce 1/13/2003
3. Failing and Flying 5/4/2012
4. Going There 5/4/2012
5. Horses at Midnight without a Moon 5/4/2012
6. In Dispraise Of Poetry 1/13/2003
7. In Umbria 1/1/2004
8. Portrait Number Five: Against A New York Summer 1/1/2004
9. Rain 1/13/2003
10. Recovering Amid The Farms 1/13/2003
11. Searching For Pittsburgh 1/13/2003
12. South 5/4/2012
13. Summer at Blue Creek, North Carolina 5/4/2012
14. Tear It Down 1/13/2003
15. Tear It Down 5/4/2012
16. The Abnormal Is Not Courage 1/13/2003
17. The Forgotten Dialect Of The Heart 1/13/2003
18. The Great Fires 1/13/2003
19. The Mistake 5/4/2012

In Umbria

Once upon a time I was sitting outside the cafe
watching twilight in Umbria when a girl came
out of the bakery with the bread her mother wanted.
She did not know what to do. Already bewildered
by being thirteen and just that summer a woman,
she now had to walk past the American.
But she did fine. Went by and around the corner
with style, not noticing me. Almost perfect.
At the last instant could not resist darting a look

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