John Ciardi


John Ciardi Poems

1. Why Nobody Pets The Lion At The Zoo 6/24/2014
2. Suburban 6/24/2013
3. About The Teeth Of Sharks 6/24/2014
4. The Dolls 6/24/2014
5. Lines 6/24/2014
6. Men Marry What They Need 6/24/2013
7. White Heron 6/24/2013
8. The Pilot In The Jungle 6/24/2014
9. Bees And Morning Glories 6/24/2014
10. The Catalpa 6/24/2014
11. Abundance 6/24/2014
12. An Apartment With A View 6/24/2014
13. Nothing Is Really Hard But To Be Real— 6/24/2014
14. Most Like An Arch This Marriage 6/24/2014
15. An Emeritus Addresses The School 6/24/2014
16. High Tension Lines Across A Landscape 6/24/2014
17. Port Of Aerial Embarkation 6/24/2014

Men Marry What They Need

Men marry what they need. I marry you,
morning by morning, day by day, night by night,
and every marriage makes this marriage new.

In the broken name of heaven, in the light
that shatters granite, by the spitting shore,
in air that leaps and wobbles like a kite,

I marry you from time and a great door

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