Winter 1963 • Vol. XXV No. 1 Poetry |


"Ulysses, Ulysses, let down your long hair!" And he did. "I sailed on the ship over the wine-dark sea" (That again!) "and I saw all that man was In war and in peace" (Well, I should have had better    sense than to ask) "And I sought in the entrails of birds To ferret out the truths known to the gods" (If I get one more period instead of a period,    I'm leaving) "and I know That the only way we can really deceive others Is first to deceive ourselves."

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