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?


Comments about To A Ten-Months' Child by Donald Justice

  • (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.
    Suresh
    (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: child, children



Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
[Report Error]