John Ciardi

John Ciardi Poems

1. Philosophical Poem 12/21/2015
2. High Tension Lines Across A Landscape 6/24/2014
3. Port Of Aerial Embarkation 6/24/2014
4. An Emeritus Addresses The School 6/24/2014
5. Nothing Is Really Hard But To Be Real— 6/24/2014
6. An Apartment With A View 6/24/2014
7. The Catalpa 6/24/2014
8. Abundance 6/24/2014
9. Bees And Morning Glories 6/24/2014
10. The Pilot In The Jungle 6/24/2014
11. White Heron 6/24/2013
12. Lines 6/24/2014
13. The Dolls 6/24/2014
14. Most Like An Arch This Marriage 6/24/2014
15. Suburban 6/24/2013
16. Men Marry What They Need 6/24/2013
17. Why Nobody Pets The Lion At The Zoo 6/24/2014
18. About The Teeth Of Sharks 6/24/2014
Best Poem of John Ciardi

About The Teeth Of Sharks

The thing about a shark is—teeth,
One row above, one row beneath.

Now take a close look. Do you find
It has another row behind?

Still closer—here, I'll hold your hat:
Has it a third row behind that?

Now look in and...Look out! Oh my,
I'll never know now! Well, goodbye.

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White Heron

What lifts the heron leaning on the air
I praise without a name. A crouch, a flare,
a long stroke through the cumulus of trees,
a shaped thought at the sky - then gone. O rare!
Saint Francis, being happiest on his knees,
would have cried Father! Cry anything you please

But praise. By any name or none. But praise
the white original burst that lights

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