Robert Hass

Robert Hass Poems

1.
Heroic Simile

When the swordsman fell in Kurosawa's Seven Samurai
in the gray rain,
in Cinemascope and the Tokugawa dynasty,
he fell straight as a pine, he fell
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2.
Meditation At Lagunitas

All the new thinking is about loss.
In this it resembles all the old thinking.
The idea, for example, that each particular erases
the luminous clarity of a general idea. That the clown-
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3.
After The Gentle Poet Kobayashi Issa

New Year's morning—
everything is in blossom!
I feel about average.
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4.
Misery And Splendor

Summoned by conscious recollection, she
would be smiling, they might be in a kitchen talking,
before or after dinner. But they are in this other room,
the window has many small panes, and they are on a couch
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5.
Interrupted Meditation

Little green involute fronds of fern at creekside.
And the sinewy clear water rushing over creekstone
of the palest amber, veined with a darker gold,
thinnest lines of gold rivering through the amber
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Robert Hass Comments

Sylvia Frances Chan 02 July 2021

Congratulations being chosen by Poem Hunter and Team as The Poet Of The Day. You are most deserving to be chosen today. I regard you a great poet still working today. With all respect from The Nethertlands

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Lilly Williamson 03 August 2019

he is my favorit poet... I love him so much

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Porter 21 March 2018

He as a lot more poems beaches

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Robert Hass Biography

a Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet. He served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1995 to 1997. He was awarded the 2007 National Book Award and the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Time and Materials.

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