Monday, December 12, 2005

mmp 12-12

dream song no 1

Huffy Henry hid the day
unappeasable Henry sulked
I see his point,--a trying to put things over.
it was the thought that they thought
they could do it made Henry wicked and away.
but he should have come out and talked.

All the world like a woolen lover
once did seem on Henry's side.
Then came a departure.
Thereafter nothing fell out as it might or ought.
I don't see how Henry, pried
open for all the world to see, survived.

What he has now to say is a long
wonder the world can bear & be.
Once in a sycamore I was glad
all at the top and I sang.
Hard on the land wears the strong sea
and empty grows every bed.

~john berryman


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