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Russell Edson - The Breast

One night a woman's breast came to a man's room and
began to talk about her twin sister.
  Her twin sister this and her twin sister that.
  Finally the man said, but what about you, dear breast?
  And so the breast spent the rest of the night talking about
  It was the same as when she talked about her sister: herself
this and herself that.
  Finally the man kissed her nipple and said, I'm sorry, and
fell asleep. . .

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The Breast - Comments and Information

Poet: Russell Edson
Poem: The Breast
Volume: Ploughshares

Comment 3 of 3, added on July 28th, 2011 at 6:08 AM.

These topics are so confusing but this hpeled me get the job done.

Tike from Israel
Comment 2 of 3, added on April 30th, 2010 at 9:35 AM.

I thought this poem was different from other poems I've read, I'm using it for a poet project on Russel Edson

mike nauceder from United States
Comment 1 of 3, added on May 22nd, 2007 at 7:07 PM.

um...?? what the heck?
who writes a poem about a boob and a man kissing the boobs nipple... werid-o!!!!!!

kayla from United States

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