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Dream Song 16: Henry’s pelt was put on sundry walls

Dream Song 16: Henry’s pelt was put on sundry walls

Henry’s pelt was put on sundry walls
Where it did much resemble Henry and
Them persons was delighted.
Especially his long & glowing tail
By all them was admired, and visitors.
They whistled: This is it!

Golden, whilst your frozen daiquiris
Whir at midnight, gleams on you his fur
& silky & black.
Mission accomplished, pal.
My molten yellow & moonless bag,
Drained, hangs at rest.

Collect in the cold depths barracuda. Ay,
In Sealdah Station some possessionless
Children survive to die.
The Chinese communes hum. Two daiquiris
Withdrew into a corner of the gorgeous room
And one told the other a lie.



Poem Dream Song 16: Henry’s pelt was put on sundry walls - John Berryman