Wednesday, January 18, 2006

another poem, a different fish

by Gregory Corso:

I AM 25

With a love a madness for Shelley
Chatterton Rimbaud
and the needy-yap of my youth
has gone from ear to ear:
Especially old poetmen who retract
who consult other old poetmen
who speak their youth in whispers,
saying:--I did those then
but that was then
that was then--
O I would quiet old men
say to them:--I am your friend
what you once were, thru me
you'll be again--
Then at night in the confidence of their homes
rip out their apology-tongues
and steal their poems.

1 little fish:

Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

i love the last 2 lines of this.

1:25 PM  

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