Galway Kinnell

(1 February 1927 / Providence, Rhode Island)

Galway Kinnell Poems

1. The Stone Table 10/13/2015
2. Crying 11/2/2015
3. The Correspondence School Instructor Says Goodbye To His Poetry Students 11/27/2014
4. The Still Time 2/19/2015
5. The Man Splitting Wood In The Daybreak 4/3/2012
6. Flower Herding On Mount Monadnock 4/3/2012
7. The Bear 4/3/2012
8. Another Night In Ruins 4/3/2012
9. Lastness 4/3/2012
10. Burning 4/3/2012
11. Rapture 4/3/2012
12. Why Regret 4/3/2012
13. Parkinson's Disease 4/3/2012
14. Little Sleep's-Head Sprouting Hair In The Moonlight 1/13/2003
15. Fergus Falling 1/13/2003
16. Vapor Train Reflected In The Frog Pond 1/20/2003
17. Telephoning In Mexican Sunlight 1/13/2003
18. The Perch 1/13/2003
19. How Could You Not 1/13/2003
20. Poem Of Night 1/13/2003
21. Two Seasons 1/13/2003
22. St. Francis And The Sow 1/13/2003
23. The Cellist 1/13/2003
24. Daybreak 1/13/2003
25. Blackberry Eating 1/13/2003
26. Oatmeal 1/13/2003
27. After Making Love We Hear Footsteps 1/13/2003
28. Wait 1/13/2003
Best Poem of Galway Kinnell


Wait, for now.
Distrust everything, if you have to.
But trust the hours. Haven't they
carried you everywhere, up to now?
Personal events will become interesting again.
Hair will become interesting.
Pain will become interesting.
Buds that open out of season will become lovely again.
Second-hand gloves will become lovely again,
their memories are what give them
the need for other hands. And the desolation
of lovers is the same: that enormous emptiness
carved out of such tiny beings as we are
asks to be filled; the need
for the new love is faithfulness...

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Poem Of Night


I move my hand over
slopes, falls, lumps of sight,
Lashes barely able to be touched,
Lips that give way so easily
it's a shock to feel underneath them

The bones smile.

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