Stephen Dunn

Stephen Dunn Poems

1. Charlotte Bronte in Leeds Point 6/2/2015
2. At The Smithville Methodist Church 7/23/2015
3. Sweetness 8/24/2015
4. Story 8/25/2015
5. Allegory of the Cave 9/18/2015
6. Always Something More Beautiful 12/1/2015
7. Mrs. Cavendish and the Dancer 1/5/2018
8. Checklist 1/5/2018
9. Connubial 1/5/2018
10. Dismantling the House 1/5/2018
11. In Love, His Grammar Grew 1/5/2018
12. Mary Shelley in Brigantine 1/5/2018
13. Plaisir 1/5/2018
14. Propositions 1/5/2018
15. Salvation 1/5/2018
16. The Snowmass Cycle 1/5/2018
17. Beyond Hammonton 1/5/2018
18. Essay On The Personal 6/1/2016
19. The Metaphysicians Of South Jersey 12/21/2015
20. What Goes On 6/8/2015
21. Welcome 8/11/2016
22. Here And Now 12/1/2014
23. The Routine Things Around The House 12/17/2014
24. To A Terrorist 2/13/2015
25. The Kiss 11/20/2014

Comments about Stephen Dunn

  • David Wood David Wood (9/22/2015 10:04:00 AM)

    I'd like to see you comment on my Things to Get poem and poets comments.

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  • Hollie Getter (4/16/2008 11:56:00 AM)

    Where are sweetness and sadness? They are my favorites.

Best Poem of Stephen Dunn

The Kiss

How many years I must have yearned
for someone's lips against mind.
Pheromones, newly born, were floating
between us. There was hardly any air.

She kissed me again, reaching that place
that sends messages to toes and fingertips,
then all the way to something like home.
Some music was playing on its own.

Nothing like a woman who knows
to kiss the right thing at the right time,
then kisses the things she's missed.
How had I ever settled for less?

I was thinking this is intelligence,
this is the wisest tongue
since the Oracle got into a ...

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Just when it has seemed I couldn't bear
one more friend
waking with a tumor, one more maniac

with a perfect reason, often a sweetness
has come
and changed nothing in the world

except the way I stumbled through it,

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