William Matthews (November 11, 1942 - November 12, 1997 / Cincinnati, Ohio)
Poems of William Matthews
|1.||A Happy Childhood||4/21/2010|
|2.||A Life Of Crime||4/21/2010|
|3.||A Poetry Reading At West Point||1/13/2003|
|4.||A Roadside Near Ithaca||4/21/2010|
|5.||A Small Room In Aspen||4/21/2010|
|11.||Foul Shots: A Clinic||4/21/2010|
|12.||Homer's Seeing-Eye Dog||1/13/2003|
|14.||Mingus At The Showplace||1/13/2003|
|16.||On The Porch At The Frost Place, Franconia, N. H.||1/13/2003|
|17.||Poem (The lump of coal my parents teased)||1/13/2003|
I like divorce. I love to compose
letters of resignation; now and then
I send one in and leave in a lemon-
hued Huff or a Snit with four on the floor.
Do you like the scent of a hollyhock?
To each his own. I love a burning bridge.
I like to watch the small boat go over
the falls -- it swirls in a circle