Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Rookie (Bronxville, New York)

Don'T Let That Horse

Poem by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Don't let that horse
eat that violin

cried Chagall's mother

But he
kept right on
painting

And became famous

And kept on painting
The Horse With Violin In Mouth

And when he finally finished it
he jumped up upon the horse
and rode away
waving the violin

And then with a low bow gave it
to the first naked nude he ran across


And there were no strings
attached


Comments about Don'T Let That Horse by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

  • mind your own business (2/20/2020 8:53:00 PM)

    I agree with the " no one important" person(Report)Reply

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  • Mark ArvizuMark Arvizu (12/4/2014 5:48:00 PM)

    String eating horse.....(Report)Reply

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  • Brian JaniBrian Jani (5/10/2014 6:12:00 PM)

    I like your poem Lawrence(Report)Reply

    no one important(4/12/2018 12:11:00 PM)

    realy thats a nasty poem i mean naked dude

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  • Noway Jose (1/31/2010 9:16:00 AM)

    Holy Kenneth Clark, Batman. Naked nude with no strings attached. Droll(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Friday, May 11, 2012


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