Treasure Island

Robert Pinsky

(October 20, 1940 / New Jersey)

Poems of Robert Pinsky

1. An Explanation of America: A Love of Death 1/2/2012
2. At Pleasure Bay 1/13/2003
3. Doctor Frolic 1/2/2012
4. Essay on Psychiatrists 1/2/2012
5. First Things to Hand 1/2/2012
6. Ginza Samba 1/13/2003
7. Glory 1/2/2012
8. Impossible To Tell 1/13/2003
9. Ode To Meaning 1/13/2003
10. Paschal 1/2/2012
11. Poem about People 1/2/2012
12. Poem With Refrains 1/13/2003
13. Samurai Song 1/2/2012
14. Shirt 1/13/2003
15. Stupid Meditation on Peace 1/2/2012
16. The Green Piano 1/2/2012
17. The Hearts 1/2/2012
18. The Night Game 1/13/2003
19. The Refinery 1/20/2003
20. To Television 1/13/2003

At Pleasure Bay

In the willows along the river at Pleasure Bay
A catbird singing, never the same phrase twice.
Here under the pines a little off the road
In 1927 the Chief of Police
And Mrs. W. killed themselves together,
Sitting in a roadster. Ancient unshaken pilings
And underwater chunks of still-mortared brick
In shapes like bits of puzzle strew the bottom
Where the landing was for Price's Hotel and Theater.

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