Mark Doty

(10 August 1953 / Maryville, Tennessee)

Poems of Mark Doty

1. A Display Of Mackeral 1/13/2003
2. A Green Crab's Shell 1/20/2003
3. At the Gym 1/20/2003
4. Atlantis 1/3/2003
5. Brian Age Seven 9/4/2011
6. Broadway 1/20/2003
7. Demolition 1/3/2003
8. Description 1/3/2003
9. Dickeyville Grotto 1/3/2003
10. Favrile 1/3/2003
11. Long Point Light 1/3/2003
12. Metro North 1/3/2003
13. The Ancient World 1/3/2003
14. The Embrace 1/3/2003
15. To Bessie Drennan 1/3/2003
16. Turtle, Swan 1/3/2003

The Ancient World

Today the Masons are auctioning
their discarded pomp: a trunk of turbans,
gemmed and ostrich-plumed, and operetta costumes
labeled inside the collar "Potentate"
and "Vizier." Here their chairs, blazoned
with the Masons' sign, huddled
like convalescents, lean against one another

on the grass. In a casket are rhinestoned poles

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