Mina Loy Poems
- Letters Of The Unliving The present implies ...
- Love Songs I. Spawn of Fantasies Silting the appraisable
- Gertrude Stein Curie of the laboratory of vocabulary
- Lunar Baedeker A silver Lucifer serves cocaine in ...
- An Old Woman The past has come apart events are ...
- Moreover, The Moon --- Face of the skies preside over our ...
- Apology Of Genius Ostracized as we are with God The ...
Mina Loy born Mina Gertrude Lowy (December 27, 1882 – September 25, 1966) was an artist, poet, playwright, novelist, Futurist, actress, Christian Scientist, designer of lamps and bohemian extraordinaire. She was one of the last of the first generation modernists to achieve posthumous recognition. Her poetry was admired by T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Basil Bunting, Gertrude Stein, Francis Picabia and Yvor Winters, among others.
Loy's extremely original poems started to frequent smaller magazines such as Rogue, attracting the attention of the New York avant-garde. Once her work started to gain momentum, she began to publish poems and articles in more ... more »
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Letters Of The Unliving
The present implies presence
unauthorized by the present
these letters are left authorless --
have lost all origin
since the inscribing hand
The harshness of the past
from creased leaves
covered with unwritten writing
since death's erasure
of the writer --
erased the lover
Well-chosen and so ill-relinquished
the husband heartsease --
acme of communion --
our esoteric universe.
Ego's oasis now's
the sole companion.
My body and my reason
you left to the drought of ...