Jack Gilbert

(1925 - / Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Jack Gilbert Poems

1. Divorce 1/13/2003
2. Rain 1/13/2003
3. Tear It Down 1/13/2003
4. The Forgotten Dialect Of The Heart 1/13/2003
5. The Great Fires 1/13/2003
6. The Abnormal Is Not Courage 1/13/2003
7. Searching For Pittsburgh 1/13/2003
8. In Dispraise Of Poetry 1/13/2003
9. In Umbria 1/1/2004
10. Recovering Amid The Farms 1/13/2003
11. Portrait Number Five: Against A New York Summer 1/1/2004
12. A Brief for the Defense 5/4/2012
13. Failing and Flying 5/4/2012
14. Horses at Midnight without a Moon 5/4/2012
15. Going There 5/4/2012
16. Summer at Blue Creek, North Carolina 5/4/2012
17. The Mistake 5/4/2012
18. South 5/4/2012

In Dispraise Of Poetry

When the King of Siam disliked a courtier,
he gave him a beautiful white elephant.
The miracle beast deserved such ritual
that to care for him properly meant ruin.
Yet to care for him improperly was worse.
It appears the gift could not be refused.


Anonymous submission.

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