Phyllis McGinley

(1905-1978 / United States)

Phyllis McGinley Poems

1. Intimations Of Mortality 4/22/2010
2. Ode To The End Of Summer 4/22/2010
3. The Angry Man 4/22/2010
4. First Lesson 4/22/2010
5. Reflections At Dawn 4/22/2010
6. Daniel At Breakfast 4/22/2010
7. The 5:32 4/22/2010
8. Daylight Savings Time 4/22/2010
9. Sunday Poetry: Ballade Of Lost Objects 4/22/2010

Comments about Phyllis McGinley

  • Jim Lindstrom (9/8/2018 11:58:00 AM)

    Bright verse, just right to light a quiet mind- mine.

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  • Ahmad (6/23/2018 8:18:00 PM)

    please give me criticle analysis of poem “The Adversary“

  • Barbara Dinerman (5/16/2018 9:13:00 AM)

    I'm trying to find McGinley's poem about mothers - how they hand you life, like fruit, on a plate. Anyone know the title?

Best Poem of Phyllis McGinley

Sunday Poetry: Ballade Of Lost Objects

Where are the ribbons I tie my hair with?
Where is my lipstick? Where are my hose -
The sheer ones hoarded these weeks to wear with
Frocks the closets do not disclose?
Perfumes, petticoats, sports chapeaus,
The blouse Parisian, the earrings Spanish -
Everything suddenly up and goes.
And where in the world did the children vanish?

This is the house I used to share with
Girls in pinafores, shier than does.
I can recall how they climbed my stairs with
Gales of giggles on their tiptoes.
Last seen wearing both braids and bows
(And looking rather ...

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