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NaPoMo Day 11

mina 3Mina Loy.  Photograph by Man Ray.  From Google Images.


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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

© polly macdavid


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