Poetry Less Than Daily

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Thursday, March 10, 2005

Ron Padgett


The New York streets look nude and stupid
With Ted and Edwin no longer here
To light them up with their particularity
Of loving them and with intelligence
In some large sense of the word:
New York’s lost some of its rough charm
And there’s just no getting around it
By pretending the rest of us can somehow make up for it
Or that future generations will. I hear
A dog barking in the street and it’s drizzling
At 6 A.M. and there’s nothing warm
Or lovable or necessary about it, it’s just
Some dog barking in some street somewhere.
I hate that dog.


At 9:16 AM, Blogger nc girl said...

I don't know who Ted or Edwin are, but this is neato.

The barking of the dog is hollow, necessary, like the city no longer is vital.


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