Harry Crosby

(4 June 1898 - 10 December 1929 / Boston, Massachusetts)

Harry Crosby Poems

1. Assassin 4/24/2012
2. Baudelaire 4/24/2012
3. Dissonance 4/24/2012
4. Dryade 4/24/2012
5. Firebrand 1/3/2003
6. Folies De Femmes 4/24/2012
7. Fragment 4/24/2012
8. Gold And Grey 4/24/2012
9. Heliograph 4/24/2012
10. Hill Of The Foreskins 4/24/2012
11. I Drink To The Sun 4/24/2012
12. In Search Of The Young Wizard 4/24/2012
13. Invocation To The Mad Queen 4/24/2012
14. Magic Formula 4/24/2012
15. Nor Look Behind 4/24/2012
16. Poem For The Feet Of Polia 4/24/2012
17. Proportionate 4/24/2012
18. Psycopathia Sexualis 4/24/2012
19. Quatrains To The Sun 4/24/2012
20. Requisates 4/24/2012
21. Ritual 4/24/2012
22. Salome 4/24/2012
23. Scorn 4/24/2012
24. Study For A Soul 4/24/2012
25. Sun-Rhapsody 4/24/2012
26. Sun-Testament 4/24/2012
27. Tattoo 4/24/2012
28. Telephone Directory 1/3/2003
29. Temple De La Douleur 4/24/2012
30. The Golden Gourd 4/24/2012
31. They 4/24/2012
32. Thorn In The Flesh 4/24/2012
33. Threnody 4/24/2012
34. Unanswered 4/24/2012
35. Vision 1/3/2003
36. Water-Lillies 4/24/2012
37. Zorah 4/24/2012
Best Poem of Harry Crosby

Vision

  I exchange eyes with the Mad Queen

  the mirror crashes against my face
and bursts into a thousand suns
  all over the city flags crackle and bang
  fog horns scream in the harbor
  the wind hurricanes through the window
  and I begin to dance the dance of the
Kurd Shepherds

  I stamp upon the floor
  I whirl like dervishes

colors revolve dressing and undressing
I lash them with my fury
stark white with iron black
harsh red with blue
marble green with bright ...

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Water-Lillies

Unwedded from the world, I stray through trees
To where a pool lies mirrored in the sun
A disk of polished gold that I have won
With labours not unknown to Hercules.
Slender they bathe, all naked as a breeze,
Their nipples hollow and their hair undone,
While from their widespread thighs cool ripples run
To rock the water-lilies round their knees.

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