Russell Edson

(1935 - 2014 / Connecticut, United States)

The Reason Why The Closet-Man Is Never Sad - Poem by Russell Edson

This is the house of the closet-man. There are no rooms,
just hallways and closets.
Things happen in rooms. He does not like things to
happen . . . Closets, you take things out of closets,
you put things into closets, and nothing happens . . .

Why do you have such a strange house?

I am the closet-man, I am either going or coming, and I
am never sad.

But why do you have such a strange house?

I am never sad . . .


Comments about The Reason Why The Closet-Man Is Never Sad by Russell Edson

  • (2/8/2008 10:28:00 PM)


    a plain boo radley guy.what an effect he would have when god spoke it so, 'be fruitful and multiply'. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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