Bruce Morse

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I was born in New York City in 1943. I began writing poetry in the fourth grade and eventually attended the poetry workshop at the University of Iowa. I graduated from New York University. I did a year of graduate school in English Literature before working
in journalism at the New York Times and Bergen Record.
In the mid sixties I learned to p ...

Bruce Morse Poems

1.
Your Heart Will Mend

The day we brought you home
There was a storm.
The sky grew black as night, thunder shook,
Like pages in a ghostly horror book.
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2.
Cleopatra's Needle

Cleopatra’s Needle threads the earth at noon
Through the warm gaze of the eye of the sun.
I look into the sky and see your face
And think somehow the world is kept in place
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3.
Beyond This Door

My bags are packed, I’m ready
And heading for the door,
Where I will once again become,
The nothing I was before.
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4.
The Wild Man Blues

Beneath this civil surface
There’s someone you can’t see
He’s the howling, growling monster,
The wild man in me.
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5.
The Silent Sky

It was a long time ago you left us,
You went without a warning or a sign,
You took all you wanted to take with you,
Running like a memory from your mind.
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