Edward Hirsch Long Poems

  • 1.
    The nights were long and cold and bittersweet,
    And he made a song for the hell of it.

    She stood by the window, a heavenly light
  • 2.
    I walked down to the sea in the early morning
    after a long insomniac night.

  • 3.
    I wish I could find that skinny, long-beaked boy
    who perched in the branches of the old branch library.

    He spent the Sabbath flying between the wobbly stacks
  • 4.
    Saturday morning in late March.
    I was alone and took a long walk,
    though I also carried a book
    of the Alone, which companioned me.
  • 5.
    d out to be the last time,
    and I ate cotton candy, that sugary air,
    that sweet blue light spun out of nothingness.
    It was just a moment, really, nothing more,
  • 6.
    At this hour the soul floats weightlessly
    through the city streets, speechless and invisible,
    astonished by the smoky blend of grays and golds
    seeping out of the air, the dark half-tones
  • 7.
    Fall, falling, fallen. That's the way the season
    Changes its tense in the long-haired maples
    That dot the road; the veiny hand-shaped leaves
    Redden on their branches (in a fiery competition
Total 7 Long Poems by Edward Hirsch

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1. Is it the wind of the dawn that I hear
in the pine overhead?
2. No; but the voice of the deep as it hollows
the cliffs of the land.
1. Is there a voice coming up with the
voice of the deep from the strand,
Once coming up with a Song in the
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