Robert Wrigley


Robert Wrigley Poems

1. A Lock of Her Hair 6/9/2016
2. After a Rainstorm 6/9/2016
3. Anatomy of Melancholy 6/9/2016
4. EARTHLY MEDITATIONS 6/9/2016
5. Finding a Bible in an Abandoned Cabin 6/9/2016
6. Moonlight: Chickens On The Road 6/9/2016
7. Mowing 6/9/2016
8. Soundings 6/9/2016
9. After a Rainstorm 2/2/2018
10. Anatomy of Melancholy 2/2/2018
11. Earthly Meditations 2/2/2018
12. Finding a Bible in an Abandoned Cabin 2/2/2018
13. Human Knowledge 2/2/2018
14. Kissing a Horse 2/2/2018
15. A Lock of Her Hair 2/2/2018
16. Moonlight: Chickens On The Road 2/2/2018
17. Mowing 2/2/2018
18. Soundings 2/2/2018
19. Nuthatch Sitting on a Bear's Nose 2/2/2018
20. Short Answer: Mishap With a Nail Gun 2/2/2018
21. Neigh 2/2/2018
22. Potato 2/2/2018
23. Gallop 2/2/2018
24. Accounting 2/2/2018
25. Kissing A Horse 1/23/2015
26. The Other World 1/13/2003

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The Other World

So here is the old buck
who all winter long
had traveled with the does
and yearlings, with the fawns
just past their spots,
and who had hung back,
walking where the others had walked,
eating what they had left,
and who had struck now and then
a pose against the wind,
against a twig-snap or the way
the light came slinking
among the trees.

Here is the mangled ear
and the twisted, hindering leg.
Here, already bearing him away
among the last drifts of snow
and the nightly hard ...

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Anatomy of Melancholy

Lucy Doolin, first day on the job, stroked his goatee
and informed the seven of us in his charge
his name was short for Lucifer, and that his father, a man
he never knew, had been possessed,
as his mother had told him, of both an odd sense of humor
and a deep and immitigable bitterness. Also
that the same man had named Lucy's twin brother,
born dead, Jesus Christ. These facts, he said,
along with his tattoos and Mohawked black hair,

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