Tony Towle Poems
- Snow Dawn turns up black and important before the sun shows ...
- Skylarks In August I will visit a distant land, and in ...
- The Hotel The two knights suggest to the king that he take ...
- Vera The ability to create illusion, that's what I have, ...
- Sonnet Checking off the list, I saw you as you really ...
- Prologue Only one at a time of mourning, in which the edge ...
- Little a. by degrees Which gives it over to our raging ...
Tony Towle (born 1939) is a native New Yorker and poet. He began writing poetry in 1960 and John Ashbery has referred to him as "one of the New York School's best-kept secrets.
Towle currently lives in New York City with actress Diane Tyler. He has two children.
In the 1960s, Towle became associated with the New York School, taking workshops with Kenneth Koch and Frank O'Hara. He ... more »
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Dawn turns up black and important
before the sun shows it's only dawn
blackness and all.
The picture is different,
going across the room as the bed,
occupied for hours is the shadow,
or the shadow is dust
following the sun across the room;
talking on the bed
as the physician pronounced his words,
making the room a nightmare.
When I wake up I'll be reading.
The first line, a climax
summing up the past, a trap in the paper,
is crossed out. The smoke curls around her waist;
green and white, it is straightforward and
understandable, literally ...