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Hayden Carruth - On Being Asked To Write A Poem Against The War In Vietnam

Well I have and in fact
more than one and I'll
tell you this too

I wrote one against
Algeria t...

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Poet: Hayden Carruth
Poem: On Being Asked To Write A Poem Against The War In Vietnam
Poem of the Day: Aug 2 2007

Comment 2 of 2, added on November 20th, 2013 at 6:17 PM.
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Comment 1 of 2, added on November 9th, 2009 at 6:04 PM.

On a first reading it might appear that this a pessimistic poem about what poetry can't do, rather than what it can. It's really powerful and menacing and leaves you with a sense of futility. Until you ask yourself what it is poetry can be expected to do- of course death still smirks. In itself a poem is nothing. It's what it does to us that counts. It is we who can stop wars- not the poem.

linda mcmahon from United Kingdom

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