Treasure Island

David Ignatow

(7 February 1914 - 17 November 1997 / Brooklyn/ New York)

Poems of David Ignatow

1. Against The Evidence 4/19/2010
2. An Ecology 3/14/2012
3. An Illusion 3/14/2012
4. At This Moment 3/14/2012
5. Coupling 3/14/2012
6. Dilemma 4/19/2010
7. Earth Hard 3/14/2012
8. For My Daughter 1/13/2003
9. Here In Bed 3/14/2012
10. I Close My Eyes 4/19/2010
11. I Dream 3/14/2012
12. If We Could Be Brought 3/14/2012
13. In a Dream 3/14/2012
14. Information 4/19/2010
15. It Is 3/14/2012
16. Listening 4/19/2010
17. Melpomene In Manhattan 3/14/2012
18. Midnight 3/14/2012
19. Moving Picture 3/14/2012
20. My Skeleton, My Rival 4/19/2010

Dilemma

Whatever we do, whether we light
strangers’ cigarettes—it may turn out
to be a detective wanting to know who is free
with a light on a lonely street nights—
or whether we turn away and get a knife
planted between our shoulders for our discourtesy;
whatever we do—whether we marry for love
and wake up to find love is a task,
or whether for convenience to find love

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