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John Berryman - Dream Song 133: As he grew famous—ah, but what is fame?

As he grew famous—ah, but what is fame?—
he lost his old obsession with his name,
things seemed to matter less,
including the fame—a television team came
from another country to make a film of him
which did not him distress:

he enjoyed the hard work & he was good at that,
so they all said—the charming Englishman 
among the camera & the lights
mathematically wandered in his pub & livingroom
doing their duty, as too he did it,
but where are the delights

of long-for fame, unless fame makes him feel easy?
I am cold & weary, said Henry, fame makes me feel lazy,
yet i must do my best.
It doesn't matter, truly. It doesn't matter truly.
It seems to be solely a matter of continuing Henry
voicing & obsessed.

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Poet: John Berryman
Poem: 133. Dream Song 133: As he grew famous—ah, but what is fame?
Volume: His Toy, His Dream, His Rest
Year: Published/Written in 1968

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