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''Like the shark, it contains a shoe.Louis Simpson (b. 1923), U.S. poet. American Poetry (l. 4-6). . . Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, The. Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair, eds....
It must swim for miles through the desert
Uttering cries that are almost human.''
''In my grandmother's house there was always chicken soupLouis Simpson (b. 1923), U.S. poet. A Story about Chicken Soup (l. 1-4). . . Poetry in English; an Anthology. M. L. Rosenthal, general ed. (1987) ...
And talk of the old countrymud and boards,
The snow falling down and necks of lovers.''
''The sun is shining.Louis Simpson (b. 1923), U.S. poet. A Story about Chicken Soup (l. 23-26). . . Poetry in English; an Anthology. M. L. Rosenthal, general ed. (1987...
The shadows of the lovers have disappeared.
They are all eyes; they have some demand on me
They want me to be more serious than I want to be.''
''The watchers in their leopard suitsLouis Simpson (b. 1923), U.S. poet. Carentan O Carentan (l. 21-24). . . New Oxford Book of American Verse, The. Richard Ellmann, ed. (1976) Oxford...
Waited till it was time,
And aimed between the belt and boot
And let the barrel climb.''
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