Edward Wright Haile

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Edward Wright Haile
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From Essex County, Virginia, where I have lived nearly all my life. Bachelor of Music, Catholic University of America. Married, two sons grown. Many years a rural land surveyor. Musician, flute, flamenco guitar.

All of my books are available on amazon.com.

Re my translation of the Oresteia of Aeschylus. I tried mightily to find an Aeschylean form of idiomatic English so that the translation would sound to us the way the Greek sounded to his audience. I have been roundly criticized for succeeding. University Press of America,1993.

HOAM a poetry chapbook with a section of parodies of some of my favorite poets, Byron, Shelley, Cummings, Swinburne. And much ... more »

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  • Shelby messed (8/6/2007 11:13:00 AM)

    i really like your work and you are a person that any one can talk too with out feeling uncomfortable in any sort of way

    thank you for every thing

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Best Poem of Edward Wright Haile

A World Without People

… a world of birds and ponds,
this world
of camphor-scented glades, a new one
in morning flames beyond each one
my soul comes and inquires within,

one with showers of light spotting the sea’s nameless floors,
nameless glades, full of chatter,
colored roots, great cats loping in retreat,
big-eyed dogs licking and shameless,

and never the solitaire hand of money-making,
the forcing plow before the money-shire,
the clink of scheming, the cuss of sweat,

but a world that washes, cools, christens with scent,
a world of life farmed with the...

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