Spring 1953 • Vol. XV No. 2 Poetry |

Annihilation of Abstractions

The golliwog transfixes abstract fear. Pure hate is subject to Iago when The actor moves. Caress, embrace, and then A new Symposium need not be near. A candidate may televise. You hear "Clean government" and "patriotic men": Such phrases come from anybody's pen. You see a corner of his mouth make clear A lack of correspondence. So believe The senses. Truth is tangible. And tone And gesture swiftly heard and seen betray The hour-long declamations which deceive Their instrument. The scrambled words alone On paper cannot either do or say.

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