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Analysis and comments on Wait by Galway Kinnell

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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Poet: Galway Kinnell
Poem: Wait
Added: Feb 21 2003
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Poem of the Day: Mar 10 2013


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