Harold Norse

Rookie (1916 - 2009 / born:New York City - died: San Francisco)

The Business of Poetry Poem by Harold Norse


The business of poetry

is the image of a young man

making music and love

to a girl whose interest

in love and music coincides

with an enormous despair in both

their inner selves like a plucked

guitar in the dry hot sun of

hope where savage and brutal men

are tearing life like a page

from a very ancient

and yellow

book

Submitted: Monday, May 16, 2011
Edited: Monday, May 16, 2011

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