Treasure Island

James Merrill

(3 March 1926 – 6 February 1995 / New York City, New York)

Poems of James Merrill

1. A Mysterious Epigraph 5/9/2012
2. An Urban Convalescence 5/9/2012
3. Another April 5/9/2012
4. Home Fires 5/9/2012
5. Log 5/9/2012
6. Manos Karastefanes 5/9/2012
7. The Broken Home 5/9/2012
8. The Candid Decorator 5/9/2012
9. The Puzzle is no Puzzle 5/9/2012
10. The Victor Dog 1/20/2003
11. Voices from the Other World 5/9/2012
12. Yánnina 5/9/2012

An Urban Convalescence

Out for a walk, after a week in bed,
I find them tearing up part of my block
And, chilled through, dazed and lonely, join the dozen
In meek attitudes, watching a huge crane
Fumble luxuriously in the filth of years.
Her jaws dribble rubble. An old man
Laughs and curses in her brain,
Bringing to mind the close of The White Goddess.

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