Edward Hirsch Night Poems

  • 1.
    I walked down to the sea in the early morning
    after a long insomniac night.

  • 2.
    Donâ??t desert me
    just because I stayed up last night
    watching The Lost Weekend.

  • 3.
    You're sitting at a small bay window
    in an empty café by the sea.
    It's nightfall, and the owner is locking up,
    though you're still hunched over the radiator,
  • 4.
    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
  • 5.
    My father in the night shuffling from room to room
    on an obscure mission through the hallway.

    Help me, spirits, to penetrate his dream
  • 6.
    I am so small walking on the beach
    at night under the widening sky.
    The wet sand quickens beneath my feet
    and the waves thunder against the shore.
  • 7.
    Tonight I want to say something wonderful
    for the sleepwalkers who have so much faith
    in their legs, so much faith in the invisible

Total 7 Night Poems by Edward Hirsch

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