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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Firebrand

What is your feeling about the revolutionary spirit ofyour age, as expressed, for instance, in such movements as communism, surrealism, anarchism?
  The revolutionary spirit of our age (as expressed by communism, surrealism, anarchism, madness) is a hot firebrand thrust into the dark lantern of the world.
    In Nine Decades
  a Mad Queen shall be born.

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