Treasure Island

Thom Gunn

(29 August 1929 – 25 April 2004 / England)

Poems of Thom Gunn

1. A Map of the City 11/12/2005
2. Black Jackets 11/12/2005
3. Cat island 1/3/2003
4. Considering the Snail 1/3/2003
5. From the Wave 11/7/2005
6. My Sad Captains 1/13/2003
7. On The Move 'Man, You Gotta Go.' 1/13/2003
8. Painting by Vuillard 1/3/2003
9. Still Life 1/3/2003
10. Street Song 1/3/2003
11. The Butcher's Son 1/3/2003
12. The Dump 1/3/2003
13. The Hug 1/3/2003
14. The Man with Night Sweats 1/3/2003
15. To Yvor Winters 1/3/2003

Considering the Snail

The snail pushes through a green
night, for the grass is heavy
with water and meets over
the bright path he makes, where rain
has darkened the earth's dark. He
moves in a wood of desire,

pale antlers barely stirring
as he hunts. I cannot tell

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