Malcolm Cowley


Malcolm Cowley Poems

1. Ostel 1917 8/26/2014
2. Ballad Of French Service 8/26/2014
3. Stone Horse Shoals 8/26/2014
4. We Had Great Argument 8/26/2014
5. Poilus 8/26/2014
6. The Long Voyage 8/26/2014
7. Eight Melons 8/26/2014
8. Blue Juniata 8/26/2014
Best Poem of Malcolm Cowley

Blue Juniata

Farmhouses curl like horns of plenty, hide
scrawny bare shanks against a barn, or crouch
empty in the shadow of a mountain. Here
there is no house at all—

only the bones of a house,
lilacs growing beside them,
roses in clumps between them,
honeysuckle over;
a gap for a door, a chimney
mud-chinked, an immense fireplace,
the skeleton of a pine,

and gandy dancers working on the rails
that run not thirty yards from the once door.

I heard a gandy dancer playing on a jew's harp
Where is now that merry party I remember long ago?
Nelly was a ...

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