David Ignatow

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

David Ignatow Poems

1. Two 3/14/2012
2. Walt Whitman In The Civil War Hospitals 3/14/2012
3. That's The Sum Of It 3/14/2012
4. Two Friends 3/14/2012
5. On Freedom 3/14/2012
6. Midnight 3/14/2012
7. Play Again 3/14/2012
8. Permanence 3/14/2012
9. Moving Picture 3/14/2012
10. In A Dream 3/14/2012
11. Rescue The Dead 3/14/2012
12. An Ecology 3/14/2012
13. Here In Bed 3/14/2012
14. Melpomene In Manhattan 3/14/2012
15. Coupling 3/14/2012
16. Earth Hard 3/14/2012
17. If We Could Be Brought 3/14/2012
18. I Dream 3/14/2012
19. It Is 3/14/2012
20. At This Moment 3/14/2012
21. Without Sexual Attraction 3/14/2012
22. My Skeleton, My Rival 4/19/2010
23. Self-Employed: For Harvey Shapiro 4/19/2010
24. An Illusion 3/14/2012
25. Ritual One 4/19/2010
26. Information 4/19/2010
27. Listening 4/19/2010
28. The Journey 4/19/2010
29. Dilemma 4/19/2010
30. Against The Evidence 4/19/2010
31. I Close My Eyes 4/19/2010
32. The Bagel 1/13/2003
33. For My Daughter 1/13/2003

Comments about David Ignatow

  • Elizabeth jeszeck (4/22/2018 2:16:00 PM)

    The poem with the first ine one leaf left on a branch is a very moving poem that set me back on my heels.

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  • Elizabeth Jeszeck (4/22/2018 2:14:00 PM)

    The poem with the first ine one leaf le

Best Poem of David Ignatow

For My Daughter

When I die choose a star
and name it after me
that you may know
I have not abandoned
or forgotten you.
You were such a star to me,
following you through birth
and childhood, my hand
in your hand.

When I die
choose a star and name it
after me so that I may shine
down on you, until you join
me in darkness and silence

Read the full of For My Daughter

I Close My Eyes

I close my eyes like a good little boy at night in bed,
as I was told to do by my mother when she lived,
and before bed I brush my teeth and slip on my pajamas,
as I was told, and look forward to tomorrow.

I do all things required of me to make me a citizen of sterling worth.
I keep a job and come home each evening for dinner. I arrive at the
same time on the same train to give my family a sense of order.

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