January 1, 1946

Madrigal

By John Edward Hardy

O lacrimae rerum!They have made of their loveA thing, and fear their doom,For wherein shall the tears thereofBe vialed to water their dryingFlowers, that its birth not loomBefore, and shatter […]

January 1, 1946

Winter in Dunbarton

By Robert Lowell

Time smiling on this sundial of a world Corrupted the snow-monster and the worm, Ransacker of shard statues and the peers Of Europe; but our cat is cold, is curled […]

January 1, 1946

Mr. Edwards and the Spider

By Robert Lowell

   I saw the spiders marching through the air,  Swimming from tree to tree that mildewed day    In latter August when the hay    Came creaking to the barn. But where […]

January 1, 1946

Man with a Beard

By Harold French

Like any heretic who interrupts ancestral singingFor a transitory performance, a one night stand,The bearded entertainer put his suitcase downAnd cut the crowd to ribbons in the morning sun. O […]

January 1, 1946

Vienna: 1945

By Harold French

Across his piano the pale composer sprawlsInsensible, a great corrupted toadThat was a man alive, appassionata,Who found the music poison and is dead. As if it were a frail belief […]

January 1, 1946

The Child in the Egg

By Harold French

In conjunction with the forces of darkness, said to be fearful,The child in the egg forever presumes from its motherTime beyond time and itself contained beyondThe blood-bed and the warm […]