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Archibald MacLeish

(7 May 1892 – 20 April 1982 / Glencoe, Illinois)

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The End of the World


Quite unexpectedly, as Vasserot
The armless ambidextrian was lighting
A match between his great and second toe,
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  • Valerie Dohren (12/17/2013 5:47:00 AM)

    Regardless of the typo, I love this - especially the second stanza. Cancelled skies - brilliant. (Report) Reply

  • alan barlow (12/22/2011 6:04:00 AM)

    Two years later, the same poem has the same typo:

    'Quite unexpectedly to top blew off: '

    should be:

    'Quite unexpectedly the top blew off: ' (Report) Reply

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