Donald Justice

(12 August 1925 - 6 August 2004 / Miami / Florida)

Donald Justice Poems

1. On The Death Of Friends In Childhood 1/13/2003
2. Pantoum Of The Great Depression 1/1/2004
3. Bus Stop 1/13/2003
4. Poem 1/3/2003
5. Love's Stratagems 1/3/2003
6. Men At Forty 1/3/2003
7. Absences 1/13/2003
8. Sadness 1/3/2003
9. Counting The Mad 4/21/2010
10. A Birthday Candle 1/13/2003
11. Men At Thirty 1/3/2003
12. A Map Of Love 1/1/2004
13. Ode To A Dressmaker's Dummy 1/3/2003
14. In Bertram's Garden 1/3/2003
15. Sestina: Here In Katmandu 1/3/2003
16. Anonymous Drawing 1/3/2003
17. The Assassination 1/3/2003
18. In Memory Of The Unknown Poet, Robert Boardman Vaughn 4/21/2010
19. Nostalgia Of The Lakefronts 4/21/2010
20. The Evening Of The Mind 1/3/2003
21. American Sketches 4/21/2010
22. Henry James At The Pacific 4/21/2010
23. Banjo Dog Variations 4/21/2010
24. Hell 4/21/2010
25. On A Painting By Patient B Of The Independence State Hospital For The Insane 4/21/2010
26. Nostalgia And Complaint Of The Grandparents 4/21/2010
27. Extraits 4/21/2010
28. The Tourist From Syracuse 1/3/2003
29. Villanelle At Sundown 1/3/2003
30. To A Ten-Months' Child 1/13/2003
31. A Dancer's Life 12/25/2014
32. Variations On A Text By Vallejo 4/21/2010
33. Women In Love 4/21/2010
34. October -new- 4/9/2015
Best Poem of Donald Justice

On The Death Of Friends In Childhood

We shall not ever meet them bearded in heaven
Nor sunning themselves among the bald of hell;
If anywhere, in the deserted schoolyard at twilight,
forming a ring, perhaps, or joining hands
In games whose very names we have forgotten.
Come memory, let us seek them there in the shadows.

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A Map Of Love

Your face more than others' faces
Maps the half-remembered places
I have come to I while I slept—
Continents a dream had kept
Secret from all waking folk
Till to your face I awoke,
And remembered then the shore,
And the dark interior.


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