David Ignatow

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

David Ignatow Poems

1. Without Sexual Attraction 3/14/2012
2. Walt Whitman In The Civil War Hospitals 3/14/2012
3. Two Friends 3/14/2012
4. Two 3/14/2012
5. The Journey 4/19/2010
6. The Bagel 1/13/2003
7. That's The Sum Of It 3/14/2012
8. Self-Employed: For Harvey Shapiro 4/19/2010
9. Ritual One 4/19/2010
10. Rescue The Dead 3/14/2012
11. Play Again 3/14/2012
12. Permanence 3/14/2012
13. On Freedom 3/14/2012
14. My Skeleton, My Rival 4/19/2010
15. Moving Picture 3/14/2012
16. Midnight 3/14/2012
17. Melpomene In Manhattan 3/14/2012
18. Listening 4/19/2010
19. It Is 3/14/2012
20. Information 4/19/2010

The Bagel

I stopped to pick up the bagel
rolling away in the wind,
annoyed with myself
for having dropped it
as if it were a portent.
Faster and faster it rolled,
with me running after it
bent low, gritting my teeth,
and I found myself doubled over

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