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David Ignatow

“Three in Transition”

(for WCW)

I wish I understood the beauty
in leaves falling. To whom
are we beautiful
as we go?

I lie in the field… 321 more words


Summer's Passing

Once a year they come together
To say farewell to summer
The farmers and the teachers
The musicians and the healers.

They pretend it’s a celebration… 171 more words


Sunday Poem-David Ignatow

The Bagel

I stopped to pick up the bagel
rolling away in the wind,
annoyed with myself
for having dropped it
as if it were a portent. 44 more words


Ignatow's Sunday At The State Hospital

Sunday at the State Hospital

I am sitting across the table
eating my visit sandwich.
The one I brought him stays suspended
near his mouth; his eyes focus… 55 more words

Featured Poems

Three Poems for a Friend Who Lost Her Beloved Husband

Posted by Elaine Magliaro

Whenever I face difficult times in my lifeā€¦or suffer a great loss, I always turn to poetry. Reading poetry has helped me to cope with grief and tribulation. 370 more words


"For My Daughter" by David Ignatow

When I die choose a star
and name it after me
that you may know
I have not abandoned
or forgotten you.
You were such a star to me, 55 more words


late night posting

Lying in bed and finding typing difficult to do with any sense of rhythm.

I have Clifford Brown queued up on the iPod and Dawkins as my nighttime reading. 100 more words

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