Poetry by Philip M. Williams

Gund Hall Stairs

Hip hop. What a stop.
Eek, awk
Thank God
For the rubber sole
To catch
Awkward tread.
Edge of tread.
After you?
Curses and damnation!
Pardon me.

"Gund Hall is a fine building, but ...the kindest thing to say about these stairs is that they are elevator friendly"

Part of an essay on stairs at Harvard. I wrote in 2000.

  List of Poems:

Songs of war

1. Song, on reading Hitchens' Good Time for War
2. Alexander

3. Acela Express
Birthday Songs
1. Birthday Girl
2. Travel

Stairs in and around Harvard College
1. Stadium Sonnet
2. Gund Hall Stairs
3. Harvard Coop Stairs (Tree of Knowledge)

Odd Songs
1. Piss Tish
2. Poison Ivy Blues
3. The Boston Room

Peace and Love
1. Sea of Love
2. Distant Moon
3. Anti Faustian Pact
4. It is an Honor

5. My Tin House
Old Age
1. To Jack
1. In Memoriam
2. The Judge


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