James Merrill

(3 March 1926 – 6 February 1995 / New York City, New York)

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  • Rookie - 57 Points Linda Hepner (5/18/2015 5:56:00 PM)

    I'm wandering round the internet and find James Merrill. What a wonderful day! Welcome to my life!

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  • Freshman - 876 Points Lamont Palmer (12/1/2008 12:06:00 AM)

    It doesn't get much better in terms of midcentury poets than James Merrill. A virtuoso with words. -LP

Manos Karastefanes

Death took my father.
The same year (I was twelve)
Thanási's mother taught me
Heaven and hell.

None of my army buddies
Called me by name—
Just 'Styles' or 'Fashion Plate'.
One friend I had, my body,

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