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|
|7.||On Getting A Natural (For Gewndolyn Brooks)||4/7/2010|
|9.||The Profile on the Pillow||4/7/2010|
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.