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Mark Irwin - My Father's Hats

Sunday mornings I would reach
high into his dark closet while standing
     on a chair and tiptoeing reach
higher, touching, sometimes fumbling
     the soft crowns and imagine
I was in a forest, wind hymning
     through pines, where the musky scent
of rain clinging to damp earth was
     his scent I loved, lingering on
bands, leather, and on the inner silk
     crowns where I would smell his
hair and almost think I was being
     held, or climbing a tree, touching
the yellow fruit, leaves whose scent
     was that of clove in the godsome
air, as now, thinking of his fabulous
     sleep, I stand on this canyon floor
and watch light slowly close
     on water I can't be sure is there.

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Poet: Mark Irwin
Poem: My Father's Hats
Year: Published/Written in 2000

Comment 87 of 87, added on August 1st, 2014 at 4:46 PM.
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Comment 86 of 87, added on August 1st, 2014 at 4:46 PM.
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Comment 85 of 87, added on August 1st, 2014 at 1:54 PM.
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