NORMAN ROSS

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After he graduated HS in the Bronx, Ross joined the Navy in Nov.1942. He was discharged in Nov.1945 after having flown 60 combat missions in the Atlantic, the Pacific, the North Sea, the English Channel, and the Bay of Biscay. For his service he has been awarded ten Air Medals and two DFCs-Distinguished Flying Crosses.
Following the war, Norman s ...

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1.
Sestina For Winter

The city's trees are shriveled, bleak, and bare.
The matted clouds are gray with threatened snow.
The people scurry home in bristling cold
with finger-tips and toes like beaded ice.
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2.
Battle Fatigue (Ptsd)

I lay upon a fallow slab, like stone;
My eyes read Death within the white-walled room;
The wild mind whirled, in eddies to despoil
The twisted nerves, the blood, the sallow bone.
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3.
Bell, Book, And Candle

There is some magic binds me to your eyes-
Witchcraft, born of Sorcery and Guile;
And yet they look so innocent all the while,
A necromantic, star-bright blue surprise!
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4.
Tell Me, Which Is The Way To Ithaca?

Love:
My love is as the love of Heroes
For I have conquered the World
And moved the Stone of Sisyphus
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5.
Shadows

I walk the streets of foreign soil alone—
And look for you in every street café`;
Lovers’ laughter bubbles everywhere
Like pink champagne. And flowers, multi-hued,
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