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NaPoMo Day 21 (no commas) (to dorothy parker)

odes to two of my favorite poets, mina loy & dorothy parker

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(no commas)

nightingale sing like the spring cardinal
mina loy could tell you how – dressed in red
robes long & flowing the lady those mail
stopped coming when her lover died she said
“i was never a poet” yet words sing –
like marianne moore the modernist who
consistently looked back she sought to bring
enlightenment & education to
the masses – marianne moore succeeded –
mina in the bowery picking up the trash
crazy almost homeless she proceeded
– to sing dust to dust ash to golden ash –
nightingale sing like the red cardinal
in the early dawn sing nightingale

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(for dorothy parker)

 

oh lady     hiding beneath your hat

clutching  your  handbag filled with

nervous inconsistencies

whispering sharp sarcasms

chain-smoking suicide attempts

your   drunken   wrestling   matches

with a muse bigger & stronger  than

you  what  bravado  when  you take

one   on   the  chin  &  land   in   an

ungainly heap on the floor

oh party girl   always revved up  for

a ball   but stalling at the typewriter

unable to work with a drink  unable

to work without one

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Pingback: NaPoMo Day 21 (no commas) (to dorothy parker) | silverapplequeen

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