Richard Howard


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  • Raj Nandy (7/23/2009 12:21:00 AM)

    Mr. Richard Howard is not only a good poet, but also a well known Music Composer and a Music Conductor! It is unfortunate that his earlier poems are not available for the readers who have not read them as yet!
    With best wishes,
    -Raj Nandy
    New Delhi
    India

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Oystering

Secret they are, sealed, annealed, and brainless
And solitary as Dickens said, but
They have something to say: that there is more
Than one way to yield. The first—and the hardest.
The most nearly hindered—is when you pull
Them off the rocks, a stinking, sawing sedge
Sucking them back under the black mud, full
Of hermit crabs and their borrowed snailshells,
Minnows scattering like superstitions,

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