Marilyn Hacker

(1942 / The Bronx, New York City, New York)

Morning News - Poem by Marilyn Hacker

Spring wafts up the smell of bus exhaust, of bread
and fried potatoes, tips green on the branches,
repeats old news: arrogance, ignorance, war.
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Comments about Morning News by Marilyn Hacker

  • (2/24/2016 2:22:00 PM)

    Powerful use of words. I especially like how certain words like kitchen, photograph, houses, bread, and branches are woven throughout the poem and keep appearing in various contexts like melodic riffs in a symphony. (Report) Reply

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  • Susan Williams (2/24/2016 2:20:00 PM)

    This is the quintessential definition of literature. The woman does not spare us- not one single war-torn image is omitted. She wants us to cringe at the contrast and we do. I have net with many poets I had never read before on this site- -but she with this one single poem has outwritten all the rest. (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (2/24/2016 8:16:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem about daily drudgery of life. Loved it. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (2/24/2016 1:53:00 AM)

    Both hostage to the happenstance of war! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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