Jack Gilbert

(1925 - / Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Jack Gilbert Poems

1. Poetry Is A Kind Of Lying 4/15/2015
2. Going Wrong 8/18/2015
3. South 5/4/2012
4. Summer At Blue Creek, North Carolina 5/4/2012
5. The Mistake 5/4/2012
6. Going There 5/4/2012
7. Horses At Midnight Without A Moon 5/4/2012
8. Failing And Flying 5/4/2012
9. A Brief For The Defense 5/4/2012
10. Recovering Amid The Farms 1/13/2003
11. Portrait Number Five: Against A New York Summer 1/1/2004
12. In Umbria 1/1/2004
13. Searching For Pittsburgh 1/13/2003
14. In Dispraise Of Poetry 1/13/2003
15. The Abnormal Is Not Courage 1/13/2003
16. The Forgotten Dialect Of The Heart 1/13/2003
17. Tear It Down 1/13/2003
18. The Great Fires 1/13/2003
19. Rain 1/13/2003
20. Divorce 1/13/2003
Best Poem of Jack Gilbert


Woke up suddenly thinking I heard crying.
Rushed through the dark house.
Stopped, remembering. Stood looking
out at bright moonlight on concrete.

Read the full of Divorce

The Great Fires

Love is apart from all things.
Desire and excitement are nothing beside it.
It is not the body that finds love.
What leads us there is the body.
What is not love provokes it.
What is not love quenches it.
Love lays hold of everything we know.
The passions which are called love
also change everything to a newness

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