Robert Pinsky

(October 20, 1940 / New Jersey)

Robert Pinsky Poems

1. December Blues 11/6/2015
2. Death And The Powers: A Robot Pageant 12/24/2015
3. Paschal 1/2/2012
4. Ceremony For Any Beginning 12/20/2014
5. Stupid Meditation On Peace 1/2/2012
6. Poem About People 1/2/2012
7. Glory 1/2/2012
8. First Things To Hand 1/2/2012
9. The Hearts 1/2/2012
10. Doctor Frolic 1/2/2012
11. The Green Piano 1/2/2012
12. Samurai Song 1/2/2012
13. An Explanation Of America: A Love Of Death 1/2/2012
14. Essay On Psychiatrists 1/2/2012
15. The Refinery 1/20/2003
16. Ginza Samba 1/13/2003
17. Poem With Refrains 1/13/2003
18. Ode To Meaning 1/13/2003
19. The Night Game 1/13/2003
20. At Pleasure Bay 1/13/2003
21. To Television 1/13/2003
22. Impossible To Tell 1/13/2003
23. Shirt 1/13/2003
Best Poem of Robert Pinsky

Shirt

The back, the yoke, the yardage. Lapped seams,
The nearly invisible stitches along the collar
Turned in a sweatshop by Koreans or Malaysians

Gossiping over tea and noodles on their break
Or talking money or politics while one fitted
This armpiece with its overseam to the band

Of cuff I button at my wrist. The presser, the cutter,
The wringer, the mangle. The needle, the union,
The treadle, the bobbin. The code. The infamous blaze

At the Triangle Factory in nineteen-eleven.
One hundred and forty-six died in the flames
On the ninth floor, no hydrants,...

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Ode To Meaning

Dire one and desired one,
Savior, sentencer--

In an old allegory you would carry
A chained alphabet of tokens:

Ankh Badge Cross.
Dragon,
Engraved figure guarding a hallowed intaglio,

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