Jonathan Galassi

(1946 / Seattle, Washington)

Jonathan Galassi Poems

1. Flow 1/11/2012
2. Montale’s Grave 1/11/2012
3. Tinsel Tinsel 1/11/2012
4. Young 1/11/2012
5. Lunch Poem For F.S. 1/11/2012
6. May 1/11/2012
7. North Of Childhood 1/11/2012
8. Thread 1/11/2012
9. Girlhood 1/11/2012
10. Turning Forty 1/11/2012
11. Middle-Aged 1/11/2012
12. Saving Minutes 1/11/2012
Best Poem of Jonathan Galassi

Saving Minutes

You were in bed.
You heard your mother working in the kitchen.
It was still light, the birds were bickering,
the waterfall behind the house was falling.
Its rushing lulled you,
you loved the moment you lay in,
and you counted the time
from this instant

to this,
and put it away
to be lived on another night,
your wedding night or some other night
that needed all the luck,
all the saved-up minutes you could bring it.

Later you filled bottles in the stream
and dated them and stored them in a cupboard.
Months after, you retrieved ...

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