Donald Justice

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

To A Ten-Months' Child - Poem by Donald Justice

Late arrival, no
One would think of blaming you
For hesitating so.

Who, setting his hand to knock
At a door so strange as this one,
Might not draw back?

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  • (12/30/2005 6:19:00 AM)

    I had read this poem years back in a fantastic book called The Hotel New Hampshire.
    There is so much meaning in these lines that they cling to your mind even through so many years.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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