Stephen Dunn


Stephen Dunn Poems

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

After the affair and the moving out,
after the destructive revivifying passion,
we watched her life quiet

into a new one, her lover more and more
on its periphery. She spent many nights
alone, happy for the narcosis

of the television. When she got cancer

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