Poet: Galway Kinnell
Poem of the Day:
Mar 10 2013
Comment 3 of 3, added on April 29th, 2009 at 3:32 PM.
I am keeping this poem with me for Poem In Your Pocket Day 2009, tomorrow.
Toph from United States
Comment 2 of 3, added on July 20th, 2008 at 12:33 PM.
"Wait" is one of Kinnell's great short poems.
He writes deliberately, which means that every word he writes is chosen consciously and for a reason. Thus it is disheartening,--no, infuriating--to see his poem misprinted here and on other online venues. Find the book Mortal Acts Mortal Words, read the poem, and correct your online version. If I were the poet, I would bring an action against you. EVERY WORD COUNTS in Poetry.
Amelia SIlver from United States
Comment 1 of 3, added on January 24th, 2008 at 12:09 AM.
this is the most beautiful poem I have ever heard. IT is my all time favorite. Mr. Kinnell wrote this for a student who went through a bad break up and was contemplating suicide. It's simply breathtaking.
Amanda from United States
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