Donald Justice Light Poems

  • 1.
    One of those men who can be a car salesman or a tourist from Syracuse or a hired assassin.
    -- John D. MacDonald

    You would not recognize me.
  • 2.

    The telephone poles
    Have been holding their
  • 3.
    -- Coronado Beach, California, March, 1905

    In a hotel room by the sea, the Master
    Sits brooding on the continent he has crossed.
  • 4.
    Turn your head. Look. The light is turning yellow.
    The river seems enriched thereby, not to say deepened.
    Why this is, I'll never be able to tell you.

  • 5.
    The Man Closing Up,' from Night Light' (1967),

    would make his bed,
    If he could sleep on it.
  • 6.
    Thirty today, I saw
    The trees flare briefly like
    The candles upon a cake
    As the sun went down the sky,
Total 6 Light Poems by Donald Justice

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To A Shade
 by William Butler Yeats

If you have revisited the town, thin Shade,
Whether to look upon your monument
(I wonder if the builder has been paid)
Or happier-thoughted when the day is spent
To drink of that salt breath out of the sea
When grey gulls flit about instead of men,
And the gaunt houses put on majesty:
Let these content you and be gone again;

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