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Brachisland Pine

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A Poor Man’s Riches

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Silk Shoe Fitted on a Gold Last

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Leaves

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Nightmare

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Oh the gnawing song again I hear at night: a dance, flowers, glasses, fulldress, lights.

The wind laughs in the pinetrees that billow beer to the face-cake couples who hoof it today.

Ah, no one cared to cry for History’s hurts.

In a hundred years you will be all black-ditched, far from the resung dance of the unmemoried men.

Doubtful Christmas

Christmas! Christmas! I hear the night bells… and I have put down my pen on these unfaithful pages: sing! O memories! All my show turns tail and I feel myself in my great gall again.

Ah! these night voices that sing Christmas! Christmas! carry me out of the up-twinkling nave a home truth so soft, so mother-sweet, that my overblown heart blows up in my chest…

And I listen to these night bells, on and on…

I’m the freak of the human family, and the wind carries me in its nasty fastness the prickling witter of a far-off rejoicing.

Nightmare

Through the backward dumps of a weedy, wheeping organ carriages, papers, yelling advertisements, go the passers-by, iced up, bashing carelessly, flower sellers with their bad-try pregnancies…

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