William Matthews

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

William Matthews Poems

1. No Return 1/13/2003
2. A Poetry Reading At West Point 1/13/2003
3. Homer's Seeing-Eye Dog 1/13/2003
4. Dire Cure 1/13/2003
5. The Blues 1/13/2003
6. Mingus At The Showplace 1/13/2003
7. Poem (The lump of coal my parents teased) 1/13/2003
8. Job Interview 1/13/2003
9. On The Porch At The Frost Place, Franconia, N. H. 1/13/2003
10. A Happy Childhood 4/21/2010
11. A Roadside Near Ithaca 4/21/2010
12. A Walk 4/21/2010
13. Foul Shots: A Clinic 4/21/2010
14. A Life Of Crime 4/21/2010
15. Eyes 4/21/2010
16. Bedtime 4/21/2010
17. Alcide 4/21/2010
18. A Small Room In Aspen 4/21/2010
19. Drizzle 2/10/2015

The Blues

What did I think, a storm clutching a clarinet
and boarding a downtown bus, headed for lessons?
I had pieces to learn by heart, but at twelve

you think the heart and memory are different.
"'It's a poor sort of memory that only works
backwards,' the Queen remarked." Alice in Wonderland.

Although I knew the way music can fill a room,

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