Winter 1963 • Vol. XXV No. 1 PoetryJanuary 1, 1963 |

Doggerel of a Diehard Who Sleeps in a Nest of Newspapers

Jean Garrigue DOGGEREL OF A DIEHARD WHO SLEEPS IN A NEST OF NEWSPAPERS Goodbye, old venerable bam Of apple scent, ladders, web-works, Hillsides patched and pied, Mill waters racing, ledged rocks, Striped dawn. Wind in the pulpits of the spring. Goodbye. And all my pieties thereon. Goodbye. I'd like to make an epitaph, I'd like to fit the words right But I'm disabled, that's a fact, By being long my own abyss, Outfitted with the place If place there is, of this Pocket-sized mare's nest. Severings of long ago Petrified the will by which The live connectives graft To carry me up and out. I've grown of my own depths The depth itself. That circumstance By which we lapse That at first we kick against With protestations, curses, vows, Raving of our good intentions For a "new life" Becomes at last by some pact126 Of suicided want (Cunning past all reason) A natural habitat. So now, what's the score? Cheap stopped watches of a life Is a recurrent metaphor: Boughs I brought into my room Cut f

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By Jean Garrigue

Jean Garrigue DOGGEREL OF A DIEHARD WHO SLEEPS IN A NEST OF NEWSPAPERS Goodbye, old venerable bam Of apple scent, ladders, web-works, Hillsides patched and pied, Mill waters racing, ledged […]

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By Jean Garrigue

Jean Garrigue DOGGEREL OF A DIEHARD WHO SLEEPS IN A NEST OF NEWSPAPERS Goodbye, old venerable bam Of apple scent, ladders, web-works, Hillsides patched and pied, Mill waters racing, ledged […]

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