Edward Hirsch

(20 January 1950 / Chicago)

Edward Hirsch Poems

1. A Greek Island 4/2/2015
2. The Skokie Theater 1/20/2012
3. I'M Going To Start Living Like A Mystic 1/20/2012
4. Branch Library 1/20/2012
5. What The Last Evening Will Be Like 1/20/2012
6. To Poetry 1/20/2012
7. After A Long Insomniac Night 1/20/2012
8. In Memoriam Paul Celan 1/20/2003
9. Early Sunday Morning 1/20/2012
10. Wild Gratitude 1/20/2012
11. Lay Back The Darkness 1/20/2012
12. Fall 1/20/2012
13. The Widening Sky 1/20/2012
14. Amour Honestus 11/20/2014
15. Poor Angels 1/20/2012
16. Fast Break 1/13/2003
17. Edward Hopper And The House By The Railroad (1925) 1/20/2012
18. For The Sleepwalkers 1/20/2012
19. Cotton Candy 2/18/2015
20. Late March 1/20/2012
Best Poem of Edward Hirsch

Late March

Saturday morning in late March.
I was alone and took a long walk,
though I also carried a book
of the Alone, which companioned me.

The day was clear, unnaturally clear,
like a freshly wiped pane of glass,
a window over the water,
and blue, preternaturally blue,
like the sky in a Magritte painting,
and cold, vividly cold, so that
you could clap your hands and remember
winter, which had left a few moments ago—
if you strained you could almost see it
disappearing over the hills in a black parka.
Spring was coming but hadn't arrived yet.
I walked...

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Early Sunday Morning

I used to mock my father and his chums
for getting up early on Sunday morning
and drinking coffee at a local spot
but now I’m one of those chumps.

No one cares about my old humiliations
but they go on dragging through my sleep
like a string of empty tin cans rattling
behind an abandoned car.

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