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John Berryman - Dream Song 21: Some good people, daring & subtle voices

Some good people, daring & subtle voices
and their tense faces, as I think of it
I see sank underground.
I see. My radar digs. I do not dig.
Cool their flushing blood, them eyes is shut—
eyes?

Appalled: by all the dead: Henry brooded.
Without exception! All.
ALL.
The senior population     waits. Come down! come down!
A ghastly & flashing pause, clothed,
life called; us do.

In a madhouse heard I an ancient man
tube-fed who had not said for fifteen years
(they said) one canny word,
senile forever, who a heart might pierce,
mutter 'O come on down. O come on down.'
Clear whom he meant.

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Poet: John Berryman
Poem: 21. Dream Song 21: Some good people, daring & subtle voices
Volume: 77 Dream Songs
Year: Published/Written in 1964
Poem of the Day: Jul 22 2010

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