Donald Hall

(20 September 1928 - / Hamden / Connecticut)

Donald Hall Poems

1. Her Long Illness 4/24/2015
2. The Seventh Inning 10/5/2015
3. Olives 11/29/2014
4. Closings 1/21/2015
5. The Things 3/16/2012
6. Ox Cart Man 3/16/2012
7. The Painted Bed 3/16/2012
8. Gold 3/16/2012
9. Tubes 3/16/2012
10. Safe Sex 3/16/2012
11. The Alligator Bride 1/3/2003
12. Wolf Knife 1/3/2003
13. Je Suis Une Table 1/3/2003
14. The Man In The Dead Machine 1/3/2003
15. Mount Kearsarge Shines 1/3/2003
16. Sudden Things 1/3/2003
17. Christmas Party At The South Danbury Church 1/3/2003
18. White Apples 1/3/2003
19. Distressed Haiku 1/3/2003
20. Name Of Horses 1/3/2003
21. Affirmation 1/3/2003
22. An Old Life 1/3/2003

Comments about Donald Hall

  • Ashley (7/1/2018 12:22:00 PM)

    Such evocative images - the colors and feelings of life. Love An Old Life.

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  • George T Enoch (4/11/2015 6:37:00 AM)

    I wish to no more about him

  • Cornelius Siccama Cornelius Siccama (12/4/2012 5:22:00 AM)

    every time I reread the name of horses I have tears in my eye. Why? I guess it is about the most honest and upright way to convey the meaning of love

  • Sheila Pallay (10/27/2009 8:34:00 AM)

    I have been collaborating with Donald Hall for the past few years...combining his words and my photographs. If you like his poetry you should visit my website: www.eaglepondgallery.com

  • Lawrence Glendinning (9/14/2007 1:21:00 AM)

    I want to learn more about him

Best Poem of Donald Hall

An Old Life

Snow fell in the night.
At five-fifteen I woke to a bluish
mounded softness where
the Honda was. Cat fed and coffee made,
I broomed snow off the car
and drove to the Kearsarge Mini-Mart
before Amy opened
to yank my Globe out of the bundle.
Back, I set my cup of coffee
beside Jane, still half-asleep,
murmuring stuporous
thanks in the aquamarine morning.
Then I sat in my blue chair
with blueberry bagels and strong
black coffee reading news,
the obits, the comics, and the sports.
Carrying my cup twenty feet,
I sat myself at the desk
for ...

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Sudden Things

    A storm was coming, that was why it was dark. The wind was blowing the fronds of the palm trees off. They were maples. I looked out the window across the big lawn. The house was huge, full of children and old people. The lion was loose. Either because of the wind, or by malevolent human energy, which is the same thing, the cage had come open. Suppose a child walked outside!

    A child walked outside. I knew that I must protect him from the lion. I

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