Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Out of a Cloud

Continuing our Poetry Month postings, here's another first-rate poet who happens to have been a woman (I'm not falling into that "woman poet" locution ever again...no one calls T.S. Eliot or Whitman "America's greatest man poet"!):

Several Voices Out of a Cloud

Come, drunks and drug-takers; come, perverts unnerved!
Receive the laurel, given, though late, on merit, to whom
and wherever deserved.

Parochial punks, trimmers, nice people, joiners true-blue,
Get the hell out of the way of the laurel. It is deathless
And it isn't for you.
—Louise Bogan

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Blogger Jim H. said...

Yes! I can see Charles Bukowski or Tom Waits trying to steal those lyrics.

Mr. Luce's blog has sent me to the library yet again...

11:34 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

Thanks Jim! Always great to hear from you & I'm delighted I'm bringing poets to your attention....

2:24 PM  

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