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John Berryman - Dream Song 112: My framework is broken, I am coming to an end

My framework is broken, I am coming to an end,
God send it soon. When I had most to say
my tongue clung to the roof
I mean of my mouth. It is my Lady's birthday
which must be honoured, and has been. God send
it soon.

I now must speak to my disciples, west
and east. I say to you, Do not delay
I say, expectation is vain.
I say again, It is my Lady's birthday
which must be honoured. Bring her to the test
at once.

I say again, It is my Lady's birthday
which must be honoured, for her high black hair
but not for that alone:
for every word she utters everywhere
shows her good soul, as true as a healed bone,—
being part of what I meant to say.

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Poet: John Berryman
Poem: 112. Dream Song 112: My framework is broken, I am coming to an end
Volume: His Toy, His Dream, His Rest
Year: Published/Written in 1968
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