David Wagoner

(5 June 1926 / Massillon, Ohio)

Comments about David Wagoner

  • Kim McElroy (3/2/2018 1:06:00 PM)

    Can you tell me which book of David Wagoner's I can find The Boy Who Became Seagull?

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  • Mary Mitchell Mary Mitchell (7/27/2012 4:43:00 PM)

    I'd love to see Lost on here!

  • Mo. (6/14/2007 3:30:00 PM)

    I saw you on the cover of 'poetry.com'
    Congratulations on your past winning!
    Great Job!

Best Poem of David Wagoner

At The Door

All actors look for them-the defining moments
When what a character does is what he is.
The script may say, He goes to the door
And exits or She goes out the door stage left.

But you see your fingers touching the doorknob,
Closing around it, turning it
As if by themselves. The latch slides
Out of the strike-plate, the door swings on its hinges,
And you're about to take that step
Over the threshold into a different light.

For the audience, you may simply be
Disappearing from the scene, yet in those few seconds
You can reach for the knob as the last ...

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Their Bodies

To the students of anatomy
at Indiana University

That gaunt old man came first, his hair as white
As your scoured tables. Maybe you'll recollect him
By the scars of steelmill burns on the backs of his hands,
On the nape of his neck, on his arms and sinewy legs,
And her by the enduring innocence
Of her face, as open to all of you in death

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