Lola Haskins

Lola Haskins Poems

1. Daddy’s Writing 5/2/2008
2. Desire Lines 5/2/2008
3. Django In Hang-Zhou 5/2/2008
4. For 5/2/2008
5. For Someone Considering Death 5/2/2008
6. Fortissimo 5/2/2008
7. Love 5/2/2008
8. Pastoral 5/2/2008
9. Patsy Sees a Ghost 6/4/2015
10. She Drives 5/2/2008
11. Six Cairns For Mary 5/2/2008
12. Sleep Positions 5/2/2008
13. Spell For A Poet Getting On 5/2/2008
14. Staccato 5/2/2008
15. That House 5/2/2008
16. The Cow 5/2/2008
17. The Dresser 5/2/2008
18. The Possibility Of Suicide 5/2/2008
19. The Prodigy 5/2/2008
20. The Shoes 5/2/2008
21. The.38 5/2/2008
22. To Play Pianissimo 5/2/2008
23. Why Performers Wear Black 5/2/2008
24. Winnowing The True 5/2/2008

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Best Poem of Lola Haskins

For Someone Considering Death

For Someone Considering Death

I told you.
Life is one big Hanon
up and down the piano,
ten fingers skipping over each other
in every conceivable way,
two hands getting stronger.

And sure,
the notes are the same for everyone,
but you can choose to whisper or shout,
to fade or grow.
And haven't you noticed that some people's hands sing,
but others are midwestern on the keys,
each crescendo a secretarial swell.

Think about this.
How can you dream to play the Pathetique,
how can the moment come to ...

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The woodpecker drums
about the tree
a rising spiral

until even the highest smallest leaves
cannot help themselves

but shiver, then turn wild
at his bald beak
his head of stopped fire.

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