White Apples

Donald Hall

 
when my father had been dead a week
I woke
with his voice in my ear
I sat up in bed
and held my breath
and stared at the pale closed door
white apples and the taste of stone
if he called again
I would put on my coat and galoshes
 
From White Apples and the Taste of Stone. Copyright © 2006 by Donald Hall. Reprinted by permission of Houghton Mifflin Company.

Poems by This Author

Affirmation by Donald Hall
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Gold by Donald Hall
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Ox Cart Man by Donald Hall
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If he and she do not know each other, and feel confident
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Even when I danced erect
The Things by Donald Hall
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Tubes by Donald Hall
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