Treasure Island

Dana Gioia

(24 December 1950 / Hawthorne, California)

Poems of Dana Gioia

1. California Hills in August 1/3/2003
2. Do Not Expect 1/3/2003
3. Emigre in Autumn 1/3/2003
4. Guide to the Other Gallery 1/3/2003
5. Insomnia 1/3/2003
6. Litany 12/20/2011
7. Money 1/3/2003
8. Pentecost 1/3/2003
9. Planting A Sequoia 1/3/2003
10. Prayer 12/20/2011
11. Rough Country 12/20/2011
12. Summer Storm 12/20/2011
13. Sunday Night in Santa Rosa 12/20/2011
14. Thanks for Remembering Us 1/3/2003
15. The Burning Ladder 12/20/2011
16. The Country Wife 1/3/2003
17. The Lost Garden 12/20/2011
18. The Next Poem 1/3/2003
19. The Sunday News 1/3/2003
20. Unsaid 1/3/2003

Insomnia

Now you hear what the house has to say.
Pipes clanking, water running in the dark,
the mortgaged walls shifting in discomfort,
and voices mounting in an endless drone
of small complaints like the sounds of a family
that year by year you've learned how to ignore.

But now you must listen to the things you own,
all that you've worked for these past years,

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