Treasure Island

William Matthews

(November 11, 1942 - November 12, 1997 / Cincinnati, Ohio)

Poems of William Matthews

1. A Happy Childhood 4/21/2010
2. A Life Of Crime 4/21/2010
3. A Poetry Reading At West Point 1/13/2003
4. A Roadside Near Ithaca 4/21/2010
5. A Small Room In Aspen 4/21/2010
6. A Walk 4/21/2010
7. Alcide 4/21/2010
8. Bedtime 4/21/2010
9. Dire Cure 1/13/2003
10. Eyes 4/21/2010
11. Foul Shots: A Clinic 4/21/2010
12. Homer's Seeing-Eye Dog 1/13/2003
13. Job Interview 1/13/2003
14. Mingus At The Showplace 1/13/2003
15. No Return 1/13/2003
16. On The Porch At The Frost Place, Franconia, N. H. 1/13/2003
17. Poem (The lump of coal my parents teased) 1/13/2003
18. The Blues 1/13/2003

Homer's Seeing-Eye Dog

Most of the time he worked, a sort of sleep
with a purpose, so far as I could tell.
How he got from the dark of sleep
to the dark of waking up I'll never know;
the lax sprawl sleep allowed him
began to set from the edges in,
like a custard, and then he was awake,
me too, of course, wriggling my ears
while he unlocked his bladder and stream

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