David Ignatow

A Quote by David Ignatow on clouds, fog, rust, eyes, and words that began love

AND THE SAME WORDS

I like rust on a nail,
fog on a mountain.
Clouds hide stars,
rooms have doors,
eyes close,
and the same words that began love
end it
with changed emphasis.

David Ignatow

Contributed by: Jennifer

A Quote by David Ignatow on violently ill, the good in you, and rotten apple

TO AN APPLE

You were rotten
and I sliced you into pieces
looking for a wholesome part,
then threw you into the street.
You were eaten by a horse,
dipping his head to nibble
gently at the skin.
I heard later he became violently ill,
died and was shipped off
to be processed. I think about it
and write of the good in you.

- David Ignatow

David Ignatow

Contributed by: Jennifer

A Quote by David Ignatow on death, despair, loneliness, and unhappiness

One leaf left on a branch and not a sound of sadness or despair. One leaf left on a branch and no unhappiness. One leaf left all by itself in the air and it does not speak of loneliness or death. One leaf and it spends itself in swaying mildly in the breeze.

David Ignatow

Contributed by: Zaady

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