David Ignatow

(7 February 1914 - 17 November 1997 / Brooklyn/ New York)

The Bagel


I stopped to pick up the bagel
rolling away in the wind,
annoyed with myself
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Comments about this poem (The Bagel by David Ignatow )

  • Freshman - 762 Points Michelle Claus (3/29/2014 7:29:00 PM)

    adorable... sometimes it's enough to keep it simple... this poem is memorable and amusing (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 243 Points Lawerence Mize (3/29/2014 7:34:00 AM)

    I think Bob French got it right. I liked this poem also. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Bob French (10/6/2012 12:48:00 PM)

    Really like how simple this poem is. Reminds me that a friend of mine who teaches theology once compared the Trinity to a pretzel. I like to think of this bagel as eternity, representing how life keeps rolling on despite our little problems, which seem big in the perspective of the here and now. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie John Smith (4/1/2012 10:12:00 AM)

    You really should consider giving up on being a poet. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Timothy Farlow (3/30/2012 8:32:00 PM)

    Are you drunk, Sir? Perhaps your brain is addled by drug abuse or the ravages of tertiary syphilis? You surely must be pissed, stoned, or diseased to scribble such dribble. Good day to you, Sir! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,611 Points Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (10/24/2008 5:38:00 PM)

    There is nothing like that giddy feeling of childhood.Bravo for connecting with the innerchild. (Report) Reply

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