Mark Irwin

(1950 / Toronto)

Mark Irwin Poems

1. Empire 6/21/2016
2. Landscape with Horse Named Popcorn 6/21/2016
3. Poem Beginning with a Line by Milosz 6/21/2016
4. Portraits 6/21/2016
5. My Father's Hats 1/13/2003

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My Father's Hats

Sunday mornings I would reach
high into his dark closet while standing
on a chair and tiptoeing reach
higher, touching, sometimes fumbling
the soft crowns and imagine
I was in a forest, wind hymning
through pines, where the musky scent
of rain clinging to damp earth was
his scent I loved, lingering on
bands, leather, and on the inner silk
crowns where I would smell his
hair and almost think I was being
held, or climbing a tree, touching
the yellow fruit, leaves whose scent
was that of clove in the godsome
air, as ...

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