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Donald Justice

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

Poems of Donald Justice

21. On The Death Of Friends In Childhood 1/13/2003
22. Pantoum Of The Great Depression 1/1/2004
23. Poem 1/3/2003
24. Sadness 1/3/2003
25. Sestina: Here in Katmandu 1/3/2003
26. The Assassination 1/3/2003
27. The Evening of the Mind 1/3/2003
28. The Tourist from Syracuse 1/3/2003
29. To A Ten-Months' Child 1/13/2003
30. Variations On A Text By Vallejo 4/21/2010
31. Villanelle at Sundown 1/3/2003
32. Women In Love 4/21/2010

Absences

It's snowing this afternoon and there are no flowers.
There is only this sound of falling, quiet and remote,
Like the memory of scales descending the white keys
Of a childhood piano--outside the window, palms!
And the heavy head of the cereus, inclining,
Soon to let down its white or yellow-white.

Now, only these poor snow-flowers in a heap,
Like the memory of a white dress cast down . . .

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