Robert Hershon

Robert Hershon (1936 - Present)

Robert Hershon was born in 1936 and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He is the author of eleven books of poetry, of which The German Lunatic is the most recent. Among his awards are two creative writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. He also serves as co-editor of Hanging Loose Press.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Robert Hershon's poem Sentimental Moment Or Why Did The Baguette Cross The Road?


  1. Nancy Cord-Baran says:

    Thank you so much for your beautiful poem. It brought me to tears, remembering how I love my kids more all the time. Just spent the weekend with them both, now in their twenties. The words of your peom captured my heart. Thanks, Nancy

  2. Mary Wiggins says:

    Beautiful. Makes me remember something my dad told right after my grandfather died. “I didn’t realize he was old until I understood we had walked all the way around the driveway to avoid stepping up on a curb.”

  3. HH says:

    This poem makes me want to rush home and enjoy my children before they grow up.

  4. ea says:

    OMG — is there a way to bookmark favorites here? This one is just unbelievable/heartbreaking.

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