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John Berryman - Dream Song 54: 'NO VISITORS' I thumb the roller to

'NO VISITORS' I thumb the roller to
and leans against the door.
Comfortable in my horseblanket
I prop on the costly bed & dream of my wife,
my first wife,
and my second wife & my son.

Insulting, they put guardrails up,
as if it were a crib!
I growl at the head nurse; we compose on one.
I have been operating from nothing,
like a dog after its tail
more slowly, losing altitude.

Nitid. They are shooting me full of sings.
I give no rules. Write as short as you can,
in order, of what matters.
I think of my beloved poet
Issa & his father who
sat down on the grass and took leave of each other.

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Poet: John Berryman
Poem: 54. Dream Song 54: 'NO VISITORS' I thumb the roller to
Volume: 77 Dream Songs
Year: Published/Written in 1964
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