Edward Steinhardt

Rookie (August 16,1961 / Wayne, Michigan)

Edward Steinhardt Poems

1. The Twelve Forty-Five 12/7/2006
2. A Child's Prayer 12/7/2006
3. Love-Letting 12/7/2006
4. Genesis 12/7/2006
5. Letter To Howard Nemerov 12/7/2006
6. Anne Frank,1988 12/7/2006
7. People For Peace 12/7/2006
8. Hearing About Your Suicide 12/7/2006
9. Two Hundred Days 12/7/2006
10. On The Pier At Key West 12/7/2006
11. Lost And Found 12/6/2006
12. Queen Of Hearts 12/6/2006
13. The Wooded Brook 12/7/2006
14. Graven Images 12/7/2006
15. Early Sunday Morning 6/24/2008
16. Por Amour, Ryan: I'M Used To You Now 6/24/2008
17. Mortgages 12/7/2006
18. Prayer 12/6/2006
19. The Shadowlands 12/11/2006
20. Cutting Ryan's Hair 6/24/2008
21. Oliver Twist 12/7/2006
Best Poem of Edward Steinhardt

Oliver Twist

If it weren't enough
That the farms have gone for broke,
The two-child family awakens one morning
To find the farm machinery gone;
That into middle of night
Men violated darkness
With quiet sleight of hand
And loaded the John Deere,
Farmall, or International
Onto some semi-tractor trailer,
And made tracks out of rural America
To somewhere else.
The last American dream over coffee
Was only FmHA, the banker
And someone doing the work.

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Graven Images

Forgive us Lord for the graven image.
We had them before Baal,
Ashtoreth, the golden calf.
Thy agonizing likeness
Dangles in the valley of our hearts:
The crucifix with Thy body on it-
And without it.
Forgive our plaster-of-paris likeness
Of Thee which populates the common yard;

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