Samuel Menashe

(September 16, 1925 – August 22, 2011 / New York City)

Adam Means Earth* - Poem by Samuel Menashe

I am the man
Whose name is mud
But what’s in a name
To shame one who knows
Mud does not stain
Clay he’s made of
Dust Adam became—
The dust he was—
Was he his name


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 15, 2011



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