Tennessee Williams

(1911-1983 / United States)

Tennessee Williams Poems

1. Androgyne, Mon Amour 4/16/2016
2. Life Story 4/16/2016
3. The Soft City 4/16/2016
4. We Have Not Long To Love 4/16/2016
5. My Little One 4/22/2010
6. Heavenly Grass 4/22/2010
7. Blue Song 4/22/2010
8. The Wine-Drinkers 1/20/2003

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The Wine-Drinkers

The wine-drinkers sit on the porte cochère in the sun.
Their lack of success in love has made them torpid.
They move their fans with a motion that stirs no feather,
the glare of the sun has darkened their complexions.

Let us commend them on their conversations.
One says "oh" and the other says "indeed."

The afternoon must be prolonged forever, because the night
will be impossible for them.
They know that the bright and very delicate needles
inserted beneath the surfaces of their skins
will work after dark--at present are ...

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