Judson Jerome

(1927-1991 / United States)

Judson Jerome Quotes

  • ''Among us, what is not allowed to women is equally not allowed to men.''
    Jerome (c. 340-420), Roman church father. Epistulae, LXXVII, 3.
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  • ''To the pure, all things are pure.''
    Jerome (c. 340-420), Roman church father. Epistulae, XXII, 13.
  • ''My speech is too fast; my oration confused; love knows no order.''
    Jerome (c. 340-420), Roman church father. Epistulae, VII, 6.
  • ''Small minds cannot grasp great subjects.''
    Jerome (c. 340-420), Roman church father. Epistulae, LX, 1.
  • ''May they perish who said what we said before we did.''
    Jerome (c. 340-420), Roman church father. In Ecclesiasten commentarius, I....
  • ''You make a virtue out of a necessity.''
    Jerome (c. 340-420), Roman church father. In Libros Rufini, III, 3.

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Best Poem of Judson Jerome

Deer Hunt

Because the warden is my cousin, my
mountain friends hunt in summer, when the deer
cherish each rattler-ridden spring, and I
have waited hours by a pool in fear
that manhood would require I shoot, or that
the steady drip of the hill would dull my ear
to a snake whispering near the log I sat
upon, and listened to the yelping cheer
of dogs and men resounding ridge to ridge.

I flinched at every lonely rifle crack,
my knuckles whitening where I gripped the edge
of age and clung, like retching, sinking back
then gripping once again the monstrous gun,
since...

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Deer Hunt

Because the warden is my cousin, my
mountain friends hunt in summer, when the deer
cherish each rattler-ridden spring, and I
have waited hours by a pool in fear
that manhood would require I shoot, or that
the steady drip of the hill would dull my ear
to a snake whispering near the log I sat
upon, and listened to the yelping cheer
of dogs and men resounding ridge to ridge.

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