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Dream Song 5: Henry sats in de bar & was odd

Dream Song 5: Henry sats in de bar & was odd

Henry sats in de bar & was odd,
Off in the glass from the glass,
At odds wif de world & its god,
His wife is a complete nothing,
St Stephen
Getting even.

Henry sats in de plane & was gay.
Careful Henry nothing said aloud
But where a Virgin out of cloud
To her Mountain dropt in light,
His thought made pockets & the plane buckt.
‘Parm me, lady.’ ‘Orright.’

Henry lay in de netting, wild,
While the brainfever bird did scales;
Mr Heartbreak, the New Man,
Come to farm a crazy land;
An image of the dead on the fingernail
Of a newborn child.



Poem Dream Song 5: Henry sats in de bar & was odd - John Berryman