Poet: John Berryman
Dream Song 4: Filling her compact & delicious body
Volume: 77 Dream Songs
Year: Published/Written in 1964
Comment 2 of 2, added on February 10th, 2012 at 9:06 AM.
Rob Miller, the South Carolina Democrat rnuinng against Joe “You lie!” Wilson this fall has just sent me an email asking for another $25 contribution. So many worthy Democrats, so little money!
Comment 1 of 2, added on January 7th, 2010 at 8:38 AM.
Dream Song No4
The relationship between the poet, Henry and Mr Bones is not easily undertood but I adore this poem for its wry humour, resigned despair and realism. How often have I seen a beautiful girl in a bar or rertraunt and thought "what is she doing with him?" but realising that if she were with me, people would be thinking exactly the same! I like the fact that it would take "4 other people" to disaude him from ravishing her, such is his desire, her husband alone would not be enough! But more than anything its the despair that I can connect with in this poem, the buzzing of the restraunt reminds me of the white noise of radio static that you might hear when trying to contact someone in a desperate but ultimately hopeless situation.
JJGould from United Kingdom
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