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Jack Gilbert - Divorce

Woke up suddenly thinking I heard crying.
Rushed through the dark house.
Stopped, remembering. Stood looking
out at bright moonlight on concrete.

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Poet: Jack Gilbert
Poem: Divorce
Volume: Views of Jeopardy
Year: Published/Written in 1962
Poem of the Day: Dec 18 2010

Comment 6 of 6, added on January 25th, 2012 at 12:28 PM.
Test, just a test

Hwantto say thank you for this interesting article! =) Peace, Joy.

juilacilK from United States
Comment 5 of 6, added on June 19th, 2008 at 10:25 PM.

Regardless of his intention I responded emotionally because I was reminded of a confounding experience I had after one breakup in which I woke up crying.
Furthermore I disapprove of the comment invoking Wallace Stevens. Good grief!

Ricky Blue from United States
Comment 4 of 6, added on January 14th, 2007 at 2:00 PM.

First of all what are you people smoking? The whole point is emptiness and not in a zen way--there is no Wallace ironical hedonism or lao tuz peace. Have you ever suffered trauma but been so hurt your equilibrium refused the present and insisted on shoving the tranquility of the past--minus what ever was the problem between them--into the future right over the bare intolerable facts? The crying, not hers or his but the moan of a broken heart. The dark and evidently cold empty house. The moon unbroken by any one onto the concrete--the hard facts, the big empty.

Rick Penkwitz from United States

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