Donald Justice

(12 August 1925 - 6 August 2004 / Miami / Florida)

Men At Thirty - Poem by Donald Justice

Thirty today, I saw
The trees flare briefly like
The candles upon a cake
As the sun went down the sky,
A momentary flash
Yet there was time to wish

Before the break light could die
If I had known what to wish
As once I must have known
Bending above the clean candlelit tablecloth
To blow them out with a breath


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  • (7/16/2018 12:19:00 PM)


    Though turning 30 is important, the writer expresses the everyday as usual with the trees and the sun rising and going down, it's a very unique poem of real and brush imaginary (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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