[Skip Navigation]

Plagiarist Poetry Sites: Plagiarist.com | Poetry X | Poetry Discussion Forums | Open Poetry Project | Joycean.org
Enter our Poetry Contest
Win Cash and Publication!

Plagiarist.com Archive

Read more poems by Delmore Schwartz: Delmore Schwartz Poems at Poetry X.

More poems by Delmore SchwartzDelmore Schwartz | Print this page.Print | View and Write CommentsComments (1) | Books by Delmore SchwartzBooks by Delmore Schwartz

Poem (Old man in the crystal morning after snow)

Delmore Schwartz

Old man in the crystal morning after snow,
Your throat swathed in a muffler, your bent
Figure building the snow man which is meant
For the grandchild's target,
                                                       do you know
This fat cartoon, his eyes pocked in with coal
Nears you each time your breath smokes the air,
Lewdly grinning out of a private nightmare?
He is the white cold shadow of your soul.

You build his comic head, you place his comic hat;
Old age is not so serious, and I
By the window sad and watchful as a cat,
Build to this poem of old age and of snow,
And weep: you are my snow man and I know
I near you, you near him, all of us must die.

Added: 25 Mar 2002 | Last Read: 10 Dec 2018 3:03 PM | Viewed: 4710 times

A PoetryNotes™ Analysis of Poem (Old man in the crystal morning after snow) by Delmore Schwartz, is Available!

A PoetryNotes™ eBook is available for this poem for delivery within 24 hours, and usually available within minutes during normal business hours.

ON SALE - only $29.95 19.95!

For more information...


URL: http://plagiarist.com/poetry/3940/ | Viewed on 10 December 2018.
Copyright ©2018 Plagiarist - All rights reserved.