Michael Donaghy

(1954 - 2004 / New York)

Michael Donaghy Poems

1. Black Ice and Rain 10/18/2016
2. Machines 2/6/2018
3. Tears 2/6/2018
4. Machines 1/13/2003
5. The Present 12/11/2014

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  • John Dennehy (12/16/2004 1:26:00 PM)

    Mike was a great soul and a gentle kind person.

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Best Poem of Michael Donaghy

The Present

For the present there is just one moon,
though every level pond gives back another.

But the bright disc shining in the black lagoon,
perceived by astrophysicist and lover,

is milliseconds old. And even that light's
seven minutes older than its source.

And the stars we think we see on moonless nights
are long extinguished. And, of course,

this very moment, as you read this line,
is literally gone before you know it.

Forget the here-and-now. We have no time
but this device of wantonness and ...

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