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Lysander Kemp

Summer 1954

In the Flowering Forest

By Lysander Kemp

“Now that the gods had botched the fortunes of Asia, “And Priam’s people of little guilt lay rotting “In hideous postures in the wreck of Troy, “The divine omens commanded […]

Summer 1951

The Glutton

By Lysander Kemp

I The sin Gluttony, rocking upon a swine, ale mingling with sweat mingling with spit on his chin, on his belly, or loitering by the wall, roaring and swilling, died […]

Fall 1945

Fashions of la Libertad

By Lysander Kemp

In the dirt road of the dirty town, the little Ecuadorian soldiers march without shoes, untidy and sad but 0 perfectly at homeamongst the dogs and fowl and potbellied children. […]

Fall 1945

Little Portrait

By Lysander Kemp

In that room everything waits, waiting for noon, the Lord, the mail, a total eclipse or a crime, something or anything. There an old buffoon, the banjo clock, secretly loses […]