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Donald Revell
Donald Revell
Born in the Bronx in 1954, Donald Revell is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including My Mojave ...
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Virgil Watched Them

 
by Donald Revell

Virgil watched them
Crossing the river away from him
The fathers without their children
Only a little while

Was he smiling
-Ly
-Ily
At Death the Golden Age

Falling backwards
In the Chinese restaurant
The tiniest fireman
I could see that he was smiling

Plenty of children in Arcady without fathers 
Our friends long before sundown






Copyright © 2002 by Donald Revell. Reprinted by permission of Wesleyan University Press. All rights reserved.
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