Donald Justice Poems

Donald Justice is a well-regarded American poet who passed away in 2004. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1980 and was the author of a number of well-loved books. His poems were short and mostly traditional in form and technique. 

Men at Forty

by Donald Justice

‘Men at Forty’ by Donald Justice is a moving poem about aging and fatherhood. The speaker is describing what it’s like for all men when they reach forty and consider their pasts and presents.

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