Jack Gilbert

(1925 - / Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Divorce


Woke up suddenly thinking I heard crying.
Rushed through the dark house.
Stopped, remembering. Stood looking
out at bright moonlight on concrete.


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Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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  • Rookie Vaughn Marlowe (3/10/2014 9:41:00 PM)

    There is a snowoman on my neighbor's front lawn.
    She wears a bonnet in the moonlight and shrinks
    away a bit more each day. She is divorcing him. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 853 Points Nika Mcguin (2/16/2014 10:39:00 PM)

    Even if you divorce for a good reason, the process of going from we to me, is a daunting one. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Doug Profitt (11/7/2013 2:21:00 PM)

    I’m rather amazed at the low popularity of this poem. Possibly the average reader hasn’t experienced a divorce and the distorted time that can surround it… Then again, such is poetry. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Daniel Partlow (8/24/2007 9:43:00 PM)

    People don't seem to contemplate the lonliness of life after a divorce...
    If they did, they might appreciate their spouse more.
    You might enjoy my poem on Divorce (and El Nino) :
    http: //www.poemhunter.com/poem/divorce-another-matter-of-course-the-storm-brews/ (Report) Reply

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