Russell Edson

(1935 - 2014 / Connecticut, United States)

Russell Edson Poems

1. With Sincerest Regrets 1/17/2019
2. The Academic Sigh 1/17/2019
3. The Adventures of a Turtle 1/17/2019
4. Angels 1/17/2019
5. The Difficulty with a Tree 1/17/2019
6. The Fight in the Meadow 1/17/2019
7. Let Us Consider 1/17/2019
8. A Love Letter 1/17/2019
9. Metals Metals 1/17/2019
10. Sweet Tooth 1/17/2019
11. The Unforgiven 1/17/2019
12. Of Memory and Distance 1/17/2019
13. The Life of Man 1/17/2019
14. The Wounded Breakfast 1/17/2019
15. The Automobile 1/17/2019
16. The Fall 1/17/2019
17. A Cottage in the Wood 1/17/2019
18. The Broken Daughter 1/17/2019
19. Cinderella's Life at the Castle 1/17/2019
20. A Journey Through the Moonlight 1/17/2019
21. Summer, Forty Years Later 1/17/2019
22. THE LARGE THING 1/17/2019
23. ERASING AMYLOO 1/17/2019
24. THE FAMILY MONKEY 1/17/2019
25. THE DOG'S DINNER 1/17/2019
26. The Bridge 1/13/2003
27. The Closet 1/13/2003
28. The Position 1/13/2003
29. The Changeling 1/13/2003
30. The Death Of A Fly 1/13/2003
31. The Autopsy 1/13/2003
32. The Theory 1/13/2003
33. The Road 1/13/2003
34. The Sad Message 1/13/2003
35. The Pattern 1/13/2003
36. The Alfresco Moment 1/13/2003
37. The Father Of Toads 1/13/2003
38. The Tree 1/13/2003
39. The Lighted Window 1/13/2003
40. Soup Song 1/13/2003

Comments about Russell Edson

  • Chris Bowen (1/27/2008 11:17:00 AM)

    i like russell edson prose sometimes, does he visit this site?

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Best Poem of Russell Edson

One Lonely Afternoon

Since the fern can't go to the sink for a drink of
water, I graciously submit myself to the task, bringing two
glasses from the sink.
And so we sit, the fern and I, sipping water together.


Of course I'm more complex than a fern, full of deep
thoughts as I am. But I lay this aside for the easy company
of an afternoon friendship.

I don't mind sipping water with a fern, even though,
had I my druthers, I'd be speeding through the sky for
Stockholm, sipping a bloody mary with a wedge of lime.

And so we sit one lonely afternoon sipping ...

Read the full of One Lonely Afternoon

Elephant Dormitory

An elephant went to bed and pulled a crazy quilt up under
its tusks.

But just as the great gray head began filling with the gray
wrinkles of sleep it was awakened by the thud of its tail
falling out of bed.

Would you get my tail? said the elephant to another
elephant also tucked up under a crazy quilt.

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