Alan Dugan Poems

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1.
Elegy

I know but will not tell
you, Aunt Irene, why there
are soap suds in the whiskey:
Uncle Robert had to have
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2.
On A Seven-Day Diary

Oh I got up and went to work
and worked and came back home
and ate and talked and went to sleep.
Then I got up and went to work
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3.
On Looking For Models

The trees in time
have something else to do
besides their treeing. What is it.
I'm a starving to death
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4.
Love Song: I And Thou

Nothing is plumb, level, or square:
the studs are bowed, the joists
are shaky by nature, no piece fits
any other piece without a gap
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5.
On Hurricane Jackson

Now his nose’s bridge is broken, one eye
will not focus and the other is a stray;
trainers whisper in his mouth while one ear
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6.
Poem

After your first poetry reading
I shook hands with you
and got a hard-on. Thank you.
We know that old trees
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7.
Prison Song

The skin ripples over my body like moon-wooed water,
rearing to escape me. Where could it find another
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Because of the unaccountable spirit of the troops
oh we were marched as we were never marched before
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9.
Wall, Cave, And Pillar Statements, After Asoka

In order to perfect all readers
the statements should he carved
on rock walls, on cave walls,
and on the sides of pillars so
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10.
Untitled Poem - I

Once, one of my students read a book we had.
She was doing a history assignment on
the decline and fall of the Roman Empire
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