Treasure Island

Robert Pinsky

(October 20, 1940 / New Jersey)

Quotations

  • ''Even in the scorched and frozen world of the dead after the
    holocaust
    The wheel as it turns goes on accreting ornaments.''
    Robert Pinsky (b. 1940), U.S. poet. The Figured Wheel (l. 34-35). . . Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, The. Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair, eds. (2d ed., 1988) W. W. Norton & Company.
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  • ''The figured wheel rolls through shopping malls and prisons,
    Over farms, small and immense, and the rotten little downtowns.''
    Robert Pinsky (b. 1940), U.S. poet. The Figured Wheel (l. 1-2). . . Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, The. Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair, eds. (2d ed., 1988) W. W. Norton & Company.
  • ''Of the wheel as it rolls unrelentingly over
    A cow plodding through car-traffic on a street in Iasi,
    And over the haunts of Robert Pinsky's mother and father
    And wife and children and his sweet self''
    Robert Pinsky (b. 1940), U.S. poet. The Figured Wheel (l. 44-47). . . Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, The. Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair, eds. (2d ed., 1988) W. W. Norton & Company.

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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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