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 this poem (Guide to the Other Gallery by Dana Gioia )

  • Silver Star - 4,466 Points 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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  • Freshman - 816 Points Leslie Philibert (8/12/2014 10:17:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie - 866 Points 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

  • Silver Star - 3,871 Points Douglas Scotney (8/12/2013 8:44:00 PM)

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

  • Bronze Star - 2,153 Points 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

  • Rookie 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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