Yvor Winters

(1900 - 1968 / United States)

Yvor Winters Poems

1. On A View Of Pasadena From The Hills 4/19/2010
2. The Moralists 4/19/2010
3. Time And The Garden 4/19/2010
4. To Emily Dickinson 4/19/2010
5. Two Songs Of Advent 1/3/2003
6. Much In Little 4/19/2010
7. To A Young Writer 4/19/2010
8. Where My Sight Goes 1/3/2003
9. Night Of Battle 4/19/2010
10. Sir Gawaine And The Green Knight 4/19/2010
11. On Teaching The Young 4/19/2010
12. The Journey 4/19/2010
13. The Fable 4/19/2010
14. The Slow Pacific Swell 4/19/2010
15. John Sutter 4/19/2010
16. To The Holy Spirit 1/3/2003
17. One Ran Before 1/3/2003
18. The Precision 1/3/2003
19. Moonrise 1/3/2003
20. The Empty Hills 1/3/2003
21. An October Nocturne 1/3/2003
22. Song 1/3/2003
23. By The Road To The Air Base 1/3/2003
24. Sonnet To The Moon 1/3/2003
25. Dark Spring 1/3/2003
26. A Song In Passing 1/3/2003
27. Alone 1/3/2003
28. At The San Francisco Airport 3/24/2004
Best Poem of Yvor Winters

At The San Francisco Airport

This is the terminal: the light
Gives perfect vision, false and hard;
The metal glitters, deep and bright/
Great planes are waiting in the yard-
They are already in the night.

And you are here beside me, small.
Containted and fragile, and intent
On things that I but half recall-
Yet going whither you are bent.
I am the past, and that is all.

But you and I in part are one:
The frightened brain, the nervous will,
The knowledge of what must be done,
The passion to acquire the skill
To face that which you dare not shun.

The rain of ...

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The Empty Hills

The grandeur of deep afternoons,
The pomp of haze on marble hills,
Where every white-walled villa swoons
Through violence that heat fulfills,

Pass tirelessly and more alone
Than kings that time has laid aside.
Safe on their massive sea of stone
The empty tufted gardens ride.

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