Divorce Poem by Jack Gilbert

Divorce

Rating: 2.9


Woke up suddenly thinking I heard crying.
Rushed through the dark house.
Stopped, remembering. Stood looking
out at bright moonlight on concrete.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Vaughn Marlowe 10 March 2014

There is a snowoman on my neighbor's front lawn. She wears a bonnet in the moonlight and shrinks away a bit more each day. She is divorcing him.

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Nika Mcguin 16 February 2014

Even if you divorce for a good reason, the process of going from we to me, is a daunting one.

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Doug Profitt 07 November 2013

I’m rather amazed at the low popularity of this poem. Possibly the average reader hasn’t experienced a divorce and the distorted time that can surround it… Then again, such is poetry.

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Jack Gilbert

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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