Summer Poems - Poems For Summer - Portrait Number Five: Against A New York Summer

Poems about summer. You can read the best summer poems. Browse through all summer poems.


Portrait Number Five: Against A New York Summer - Poem by Jack Gilbert

I'd walk her home after work
buying roses and talking of Bechsteins.
She was full of soul.
Her small room was gorged with heat
and there were no windows.
She'd take off everything
but her pants
and take the pins from her hair
throwing them on the floor
with a great noise.
Like Crete.
We wouldn't make love.
She'd get on the bed
with those nipples
and we'd lie
sweating
and talking of my best friend.
They were in love.
When I got quiet
she'd put on usually Debussy
and
leaning down to the small ribs
bite me.
Hard.


Anonymous submission.


Comments about Portrait Number Five: Against A New York Summer by Jack Gilbert

There is no comment submitted by members..

Poems About Summer

  1. 1. Summer Sun , Robert Louis Stevenson
  2. 2. Before Summer Rain , Rainer Maria Rilke
  3. 3. In The Summer , Nizar Qabbani
  4. 4. Summer , Alexander Pope
  5. 5. Written On A Summer Evening , John Keats
  6. 6. Summer , John Clare
  7. 7. Summer In The South , Paul Laurence Dunbar
  8. 8. The Summer Rain , Henry David Thoreau
  9. 9. A Summer Afternoon , James Whitcomb Riley
  10. 10. Indian Summer , Dorothy Parker
  11. 11. A Summer Day , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  12. 12. To Summer , William Blake
  13. 13. Bed In Summer , Robert Louis Stevenson
  14. 14. Exhortation: Summer 1919 , Claude McKay
  15. 15. I Know I Am But Summer To Your Heart , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  16. 16. A Summer Evening Churchyard, Lechlade, G.. , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  17. 17. Summer Stars , Carl Sandburg
  18. 18. Summer Shower , Emily Dickinson
  19. 19. Seasonal Cycle - Chapter 01 - Summer , Kalidasa
  20. 20. Skeletons Of Summer , Ernestine Northover
  21. 21. Between The Dusk Of A Summer Night , William Ernest Henley
  22. 22. I See The Boys Of Summer , Dylan Thomas
  23. 23. Summer Dawn , Spike Milligan
  24. 24. A Night-Rain In Summer , James Henry Leigh Hunt
  25. 25. Summer Wind , William Cullen Bryant
  26. 26. Tis The Last Rose Of Summer , Thomas Moore
  27. 27. Farm Boy After Summer , Robert Francis
  28. 28. Rain In Summer , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  29. 29. Indian Summer , Henry Van Dyke
  30. 30. Summer Holiday , Robinson Jeffers
  31. 31. Portrait Number Five: Against A New York.. , Jack Gilbert
  32. 32. An Indian Summer Day On The Prairie , Vachel Lindsay
  33. 33. Summer Night, Riverside , Sara Teasdale
  34. 34. Summer Morn In New Hampshire , Claude McKay
  35. 35. Summer Evening , John Clare
  36. 36. Summer Song , George Barker
  37. 37. Further In Summer Than The Birds , Emily Dickinson
  38. 38. As Sleigh Bells Seem In Summer , Emily Dickinson
  39. 39. Summer In The Mountains , Li Po
  40. 40. Summer For Thee, Grant I May Be , Emily Dickinson
  41. 41. Once Upon A Summer Day , Joseph T. Renaldi
  42. 42. On The Idle Hill Of Summer , Alfred Edward Housman
  43. 43. Indian Summer , Sara Teasdale
  44. 44. It Can'T Be "Summer"! , Emily Dickinson
  45. 45. Visiting A Dead Man On A Summer Day , Marge Piercy
  46. 46. Summer In The Country , Charles Simic
  47. 47. Summer Images , John Clare
  48. 48. The Summer Sun Shone Round Me , Robert Louis Stevenson
  49. 49. In Spring And Summer Winds May Blow , Walter Savage Landor
  50. 50. Summer , Amy Lowell
[Report Error]