Dudley Randall

(January 14, 1914 - August 5, 2000 / Washington D.C)

Poems of Dudley Randall

1. A Poet Is Not a Jukebox 4/7/2010
2. Ballad Of Birmingham 4/7/2010
3. Booker T. and W.E.B. 4/7/2010
4. Green Apples 4/7/2010
5. Langston Blues 4/7/2010
6. Luzon 4/7/2010
7. On Getting A Natural (For Gewndolyn Brooks) 4/7/2010
8. Rabaul 4/7/2010
9. The Profile on the Pillow 4/7/2010

Green Apples

What can you do with a woman under thirty?
It's true she has a certain freshness, like a green apple,
but how raw, unformed, without the mellowness of maturity.

What can you talk about with a young woman?
That is, if she gives you a chance to talk,
as she talks and talks and talks about herself.
Her 'self' is the most important object in the universe.
She lacks the experience of intimate, sensitive silences.

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