Winter 1992 • Vol. XIV No. 1 Poetry |

Ragged Sonnet

JUDITH MOFFETT RAGGED SONNET ".... her credits include an ofibeat comedy-drama, The Baptist Daughter, in which she briefly appeared in the title role, with Angela Small playing 'Mama' and Brutus Chambers, the character actor, as 'Pop.' Said Small (years afterwards), 'Verity was weird, she felt we ought to be close outside the play. Miscast, poor thing. She had to do it her way, whatever we said. The "Daughter" role was a flop.'" -Yet now as before, whenever I take a part - "The New Professor," "The Patient," "The Second Wife whatever they say, that part shall be transcended: what whole is it part OF? Never, to save my life, can I stay in character. Life keeps upstaging Art; something should be there, after the act has ended.

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