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Poetry Magnum Opus

October 14, 1943


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Polly Fawcett


Folly Faucet




operatic teeth


and makes us think


of mashed potatoes


and spam and nylons


and wine bottles


all along the tables


all along the floor


and the gramophone


sings Vera Lynn


drifting, lingering


among the lovely


crinkly smiles of wartime,


dark eyes under bruises


shiny skin grafts


missing limbs


the desperate gaiety


of troubled young women.

Drown your sorrows in drink, by all means, but the real sorrows can swim

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Good sounding stuff, papa. But why the double spacing. All it does is make it harder to read/grasp due to scrolling.


waxwings, a.k.a. ikaros

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Excellent work, Brendan. As usual, your work transports me to another time and place. In this one, I enjoyed the captured moment(s), the thoughts that must have filled the minds of those immersed in the events of that fateful day. I like the short line construction and the layout.



Here is a link to an index of my works on this site: tonyv's Member Archive topic

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