Donald Revell

(1954 / New York)

Virgil Watched Them - Poem by Donald Revell

Virgil watched them
Crossing the river away from him
The fathers without their children
Only a little while

Was he smiling
-Ly
-Ily
At Death the Golden Age

Falling backwards
In the Chinese restaurant
The tiniest fireman
I could see that he was smiling

Plenty of children in Arcady without fathers
Our friends long before sundown


Comments about Virgil Watched Them by Donald Revell

  • (12/27/2008 8:47:00 AM)


    a sense of history,
    both loss and gain-

    good shifts in such a little poem, I especially like 'the tiniest fireman'
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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 20, 2003



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