Dana Gioia

(24 December 1950 / Hawthorne, California)

Guide To The Other Gallery - Poem by Dana Gioia

This is the hall of broken limbs
Where splintered marble athletes lie
Beside the arms of cherubim.
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Comments about Guide To The Other Gallery by Dana Gioia

  • Terry Craddock Terry Craddock (8/12/2014 9:07:00 PM)

    An appealing thought provoking poem, I presume the 'case of antique wood' in the room with 'such a peaceful view' is a coffin, I think I prefer to be dust in the wind and avoid this collection. :) (Report) Reply

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  • Leslie Philibert (8/12/2014 10:17:00 AM)

    Excellent write, from an, I assume, established poet.. (Report) Reply

  • Liliana ~el (8/12/2014 9:37:00 AM)

    Very descriptive. Intense, sinister, dark. Depth of reality without hope, light, nor vision for change. Well written scene and mentality. (Report) Reply

  • Douglas Scotney (8/12/2013 8:44:00 PM)

    Not able to go. Why these places can leave you depressed. (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Patrick (8/12/2012 2:55:00 PM)

    This appeals to the emotions abandon the perceptions of poetic verse and just read the text, it heightens the senses further if you just read and allow it to be whatever you want it to be. (Report) Reply

  • Walter Durk (9/26/2007 8:48:00 PM)

    I like this poem, but the rhyme scheme is not very appealing to me. (Report) Reply

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