James Arlington Wright

(13 December 1927 – 25 March 1980 / Ohio)

James Arlington Wright Poems

1. A Blessing 1/3/2003
2. Lying In A Hammock At William Duffy's Farm In Pine Island, Minnesota 1/3/2003
3. Beginning 1/3/2003
4. Autumn Begins In Martins Ferry, Ohio 1/3/2003
5. Saint Judas 1/3/2003
6. Depressed By A Book Of Bad Poetry, I Walk Toward An Unused Pasture And Invite The Insects To Join Me 1/3/2003
7. Having Lost My Sons, I Confront The Wreckage Of The Moon: Christmas, 1960 1/3/2003
8. May Morning 1/3/2003
9. Hook 1/3/2003
10. Fear Is What Quickens Me 1/3/2003
11. Goodbye To The Poetry Of Calcium 1/3/2003
12. Rip 1/3/2003
13. Northern Pike 1/3/2003
14. In Response To A Rumor That The Oldest Whorehouse In Wheeling, West Virginia, Has Been Condemned 1/3/2003
15. Bologna: A Poem About Gold 1/3/2003
16. As I Step Over A Puddle At The End Of Winter, I Think Of An Ancient Chinese Governor 1/3/2003
17. A Winter Daybreak Above Vence 1/3/2003
18. Small Frogs Killed On The Highway 1/13/2003
19. On The Skeleton Of A Hound 1/3/2003
20. At The Executed Murderer's Grave 1/3/2003
21. A Poem About George Doty In The Death House 1/3/2003
22. Outside Fargo, North Dakota 1/3/2003
23. To A Blossoming Pear Tree 1/3/2003
24. The Jewel 1/3/2003
25. Trying To Pray 1/3/2003
26. A Note Left In Jimmy Leonard's Shack 1/3/2003
27. A Way To Make A Living 4/15/2010
28. The Journey 1/3/2003
29. A Mad Fight Song For William S. Carpenter, 1966 4/15/2010
30. The Last Pieta, In Florence 1/3/2003
31. To The Muse 1/3/2003
32. The Lambs On The Boulder 1/3/2003
33. A Secret Gratitude 4/15/2010
34. The Secret Of Light 5/6/2012
35. Youth 4/15/2010
36. The Minneapolis Poem 4/15/2010
37. To The Saguaro Cactus Tree In The Desert Rain 5/6/2012
38. You And I Saw Hawks Exchanging The Prey 4/15/2010
39. Sappho 4/15/2010
Best Poem of James Arlington Wright

A Blessing

Just off the highway to Rochester, Minnesota,
Twilight bounds softly forth on the grass.
And the eyes of those two Indian ponies
Darken with kindness.
They have come gladly out of the willows
To welcome my friend and me.
We step over the barbed wire into the pasture
Where they have been grazing all day, alone.
They ripple tensely, they can hardly contain their happiness
That we have come.
They bow shyly as wet swans. They love each other.
There is no loneliness like theirs.
At home once more, they begin munching the young tufts of spring in the ...

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A Blessing

Just off the highway to Rochester, Minnesota,
Twilight bounds softly forth on the grass.
And the eyes of those two Indian ponies
Darken with kindness.
They have come gladly out of the willows
To welcome my friend and me.
We step over the barbed wire into the pasture
Where they have been grazing all day, alone.
They ripple tensely, they can hardly contain their happiness

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