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William Morris Meredith Jr.

(January 9, 1919 – May 30, 2007 / New York City)

Poems of William Morris Meredith Jr.

1. “Do Not Embrace Your Mind’s New Negro Friend” 1/12/2012
2. Accidents of Birth 1/12/2012
3. Consequences 1/12/2012
4. Earth Walk 1/12/2012
5. Effort At Speech 1/12/2012
6. Envoi 1/12/2012
7. Five Accounts of a Monogamous Man 1/12/2012
8. Hazard Faces a Sunday in the Decline 1/12/2012
9. Hazard's Optimism 1/12/2012
10. In Loving Memory of the Late Author of Dream Songs 1/12/2012
11. Last Things 1/12/2012
12. Love Letter from an Impossible Land 1/12/2012
13. Navy Field 1/12/2012
14. Notes for an Elegy 1/12/2012
15. Parents 1/20/2003
16. Partial Accounts 1/12/2012
17. Politics 1/12/2012
18. Rhode Island 1/20/2003
19. Starlight 1/12/2012
20. The Cheer 1/12/2012

Starlight

Going abruptly into a starry night
It is ignorance we blink from, dark, unhoused;
There is a gaze of animal delight
Before the human vision. Then, aroused
To nebulous danger, we may look for easy stars,
Orion and the Dipper; but they are not ours,

These learned fields. Dark and ignorant,
Unable to see here what our forebears saw,

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