Collected Poems by Chris


Collected Poems by Chris R. Al-Aswad

babel-tower

Pieter Brueghel, Babel Tower

New Poems 2010
I go down into the cool basement where
the memory of disappointment
the people we dream about are
surprises—what are surprises?
I don’t know if I can ever satisfy my longings

2009
Beatles Music
Black Cat
Constant Craving
Recognition
I like it when I stop
Knowledge
each night I go to bed
My Little Gray Cat
the moth approached me like a blinking eye
the bicyclist in the temperate air
my cats are eager to know…
Out of the cloudy liquid
Whitman was right…
my room is muffled like a blanket
I am full of hope…
so many scratches…
the magic night that caught us by surprise…
the anxious child beating in my heart
i relish these days

2008
An Afternoon in the City
Love and Greatness Sutra
Meditation
Today’s Youth

Old Poems 2006 – 2007
November
Absence
In the coffee shop
Boy
I am the rain too old for lies
Michigan Avenue
Vulturous Men
Last Night
My Philosophical Father
Cinderella
The Piccadilly
Icon
In the Japanese Restaurant
My Image