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Donald Justice

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

Poems of Donald Justice

1. A Birthday Candle 1/13/2003
2. A Map Of Love 1/1/2004
3. Absences 1/13/2003
4. American Sketches 4/21/2010
5. Anonymous Drawing 1/3/2003
6. Banjo Dog Variations 4/21/2010
7. Bus Stop 1/13/2003
8. Counting The Mad 4/21/2010
9. Extraits 4/21/2010
10. Hell 4/21/2010
11. Henry James At The Pacific 4/21/2010
12. In Bertram's Garden 1/3/2003
13. In Memory Of The Unknown Poet, Robert Boardman Vaughn 4/21/2010
14. Love's Stratagems 1/3/2003
15. Men at Forty 1/3/2003
16. Men at Thirty 1/3/2003
17. Nostalgia And Complaint Of The Grandparents 4/21/2010
18. Nostalgia Of The Lakefronts 4/21/2010
19. Ode to a Dressmaker's Dummy 1/3/2003
20. On A Painting By Patient B Of The Independence State Hospital For The Insane 4/21/2010

Sadness

1
Dear ghosts, dear presences, O my dear parents,
Why were you so sad on porches, whispering?
What great melancholies were loosed among our swings!
As before a storm one hears the leaves whispering
And marks each small change in the atmosphere,
So was it then to overhear and to fear.

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