Edward Hirsch Small Poems

  • 1.
    Out here in the exact middle of the day,
    This strange, gawky house has the expression
    Of someone being stared at, someone holding
    His breath underwater, hushed and expectant;
  • 2.
    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,
  • 3.
    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
  • 4.
    Tonight when I knelt down next to our cat, Zooey,
    And put my fingers into her clean cat's mouth,
    And rubbed her swollen belly that will never know kittens,
    And watched her wriggle onto her side, pawing the air,
  • 5.
    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.
Total 5 Small Poems by Edward Hirsch

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