Treasure Island

Galway Kinnell

(1 February 1927 / Providence, Rhode Island)

Poems of Galway Kinnell

1. After Making Love We Hear Footsteps 1/13/2003
2. Another Night in Ruins 4/3/2012
3. Blackberry Eating 1/13/2003
4. Burning 4/3/2012
5. Daybreak 1/13/2003
6. Fergus Falling 1/13/2003
7. Flower Herding on Mount Monadnock 4/3/2012
8. How Could You Not 1/13/2003
9. Lastness 4/3/2012
10. Little Sleep's-Head Sprouting Hair In The Moonlight 1/13/2003
11. Oatmeal 1/13/2003
12. Parkinson's Disease 4/3/2012
13. Poem Of Night 1/13/2003
14. Rapture 4/3/2012
15. St. Francis And The Sow 1/13/2003
16. Telephoning In Mexican Sunlight 1/13/2003
17. The Bear 4/3/2012
18. The Cellist 1/13/2003
19. The Man Splitting Wood in the Daybreak 4/3/2012
20. The Perch 1/13/2003

How Could You Not

-- for Jane kenyon


It is a day after many days of storms.
Having been washed and washed, the air glitters;
small heaped cumuli blow across the sky; a shower
visible against the firs douses the crocuses.
We knew it would happen one day this week.
Now, when I learn you have died, I go

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