Ernest Hilbert

Rookie - 237 Points (April 4th,1970 / Philadelphia)

Ernest Hilbert Poems

81. Dominion Of The Parthians 2/26/2018
82. Total Wrecks 2/26/2018
83. Kingdom Of The Spiders 2/26/2018
84. Insomnia Redux 2/26/2018
85. Caligulan 2/26/2018
86. Funeral Insurance 2/26/2018
87. Hotel Water Deemed Safe Despite Corpse 2/26/2018
88. Entertainment Destination 2/26/2018
89. Unlorded 2/26/2018
90. Ice Dwellers Watching The Invaders 2/26/2018
91. Dishwasher 2/26/2018
92. February Song 2/26/2018
93. Atlantica 2/26/2018
94. Queen Of The Demonweb Pits 2/26/2018
95. Between Sides Seven And Eight Of Die Walküre 2/26/2018
96. Judgement 2/26/2018
97. Broad And Washington 2/26/2018
98. Penrose Diner 2/26/2018
99. For Lynn, At Lake Nockamixon 2/26/2018
100. Kite 2/26/2018
101. Day In The Park 2/26/2018
102. Visible Spectrum 2/26/2018
103. At The Florida Antiquarian Book Fair 2/26/2018
104. Light Illumined 2/26/2018
105. The Gelding 2/26/2018
106. Equinoctial 2/26/2018
107. Results 2/26/2018
108. Meridian 2/26/2018
109. In-School Suspension 2/26/2018
110. Mother's Day 2/26/2018
111. Cryptid 2/26/2018
112. Easter 2/26/2018
113. Who Is He Dares Enter These My Woods 2/26/2018
114. On The Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Of John Lennon's Murder 2/27/2018
115. William James Still, Drowned In The Delaware River 2/27/2018
116. Fight Or Flight 2/27/2018
117. She Remembers How They Fled From The Liquor Store Robbery In New Mexico 2/27/2018
118. The Fugitive Spends Christmas In A Las Cruces Motel Room 2/27/2018
119. Poem Begun On The Autumn Equinox 2/27/2018
120. Magnificent Frigatebird 2/27/2018

Comments about Ernest Hilbert

  • Lamont Palmer (12/21/2009 10:44:00 AM)

    Good critics often write some of the best poetry. Hilbert is no exception. He is a poet of great depth and verbal dexterity without being obscure beyond comprehension. Always an interesting read. -LP

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Best Poem of Ernest Hilbert

Ecstasy Of St. Teresa

I listened to Bach for eight hours
After she left into the snow,

Disappointed with my library
And choice of whiskey—

She divested my apartment
Of her hair, denuded it of form,

Her voice and beauty—
Sauntered into late skies

Past breweries that light
The city’s edge with steam,

Leaving me with bottles and my
Old skylight

And the landlord banging on my wall
“You keep quiet now. You always

“Make too much noise in there when
Girls come and leave.”

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The Suit

He arrived in the city and before long it began to snow.
The smell of spices and meats fried in oils
Filled the cold. Tire-grey drifts glutted the streets.
Snow flurried like thick wet motes of ash.

He wanted to write a script, a movie script about life in the city,
But first he would have to live in the city and think
About writing a script there. He went to the Salvation Army
And found an old suit, navy blue with pinstripes,

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