Christopher Merrill

(24 February 1957 -)

Christopher Merrill Poems

1. Ghazal 3/20/2012
2. Ghazal (2) 3/20/2012
3. Vespers 3/20/2012
4. Diptych (2) 3/20/2012
5. Fall And Recovery 3/20/2012
6. Portage 3/20/2012
7. Diptych 3/20/2012
8. The Petitions 3/20/2012
9. Without 3/20/2012
10. Lines On The Death Of Ingmar Bergman 3/20/2012
11. Poem Ending With A Line By George W. Bush 3/20/2012
12. Coordinates 3/20/2012
13. A Boy Juggling A Soccer Ball 1/20/2003

Comments about Christopher Merrill

  • Dr. Ratan Bhattacharjee Dr. Ratan Bhattacharjee (7/1/2013 2:34:00 PM)

    Christopher Merrill's poems are gems of poetic literature. We enjoy the verve and the choicest diction of his poems. He moves, motivates and mesmerises. Kudos for his poems here.
    Dr.Ratan Bhattacharjee

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  • Dr. Ratan Bhattacharjee Dr. Ratan Bhattacharjee (7/1/2013 2:32:00 PM)

    Christopher Merill's poems are gems of poetic literature.
    They move and mesmerise any poetic minded readers. They provoke them to thoughts. The choicest diction of the poems show the greatness of the poet's perception and the nice pattern of his poems.

Best Poem of Christopher Merrill

A Boy Juggling A Soccer Ball

after practice: right foot
to left foot, stepping forward and back,
to right foot and left foot,
and left foot up to his thigh, holding
it on his thigh as he twists
around in a circle, until it rolls
down the inside of his leg,
like a tickle of sweat, not catching
and tapping on the soft
side of his foot, and juggling
once, twice, three times,
hopping on one foot like a jump-roper
in the gym, now trapping
and holding the ball in midair,
balancing it on the instep
of his weak left foot, stepping forward
and forward and back, ...

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