William Mendelson

William Mendelson Poems

1.
Lenore, My Life, My Love

She whistled then hummed my music.
I laughed knowing she is happy.
I knew the music meant little.
It is the response
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2.
Ephitaph For A Dreamer

The great Spirit created the sky, the waters, land,
mountain, man and woman.
You know, Bill, forbidden fruit didn't ruin
the happy hunting ground;
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3.
Ghost Song

An old man and an old horse moved slowly and steadily
towards the furthest mountain.
An old man on an old horse.
The old man thought of the many times he'd been thrown;
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4.
I Gently Pulled On The Cow's Nipples;

the udder hung heavy and low.
She had carried this painful burden for too long a time,
since Normandy, since D-Day. Now I'm a city boy,
never touched a cow, but the cow is patient and grateful.
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