Treasure Island

Kenneth Fearing

(1902 - 1961 / Illinois / United States)

Quotations

  • ''Denouement to denouement, he took a personal pride in the
    certain, certain way he lived his own, private life,
    but nevertheless, they shut off his gas; nevertheless,
    the bank foreclosed; nevertheless, the landlord called;
    nevertheless, the radio broke,

    And twelve o'clock arrived just once too often,''
    Kenneth Fearing (1902-1961). 1-2-3 was the number he played but today the number came 3-2-1 (l. 10-15). . . Norton Introduction to Poetry, The. J. Paul Hunter, ed. (3d ed., 1986) W. W. Norton & Company.
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  • ''And wow he died as wow he lived,
    going whop to the office and blooie home to sleep and
    biff got married and bam had children and oof got fired,
    zowie did he live and zowie did he die,''
    Kenneth Fearing (1902-1961). 1-2-3 was the number he played but today the number came 3-2-1 (l. 20-23). . . Norton Introduction to Poetry, The. J. Paul Hunter, ed. (3d ed., 1986) W. W. Norton & Company.

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Aphrodite Metropolis

Harry loves Myrtle--He has strong arms, from the warehouse,
And on Sunday when they take the bus to emerald meadows he doesn't say:
"What will your chastity amount to when your flesh withers in a little while?"
No,
On Sunday, when they picnic in emerald meadows they look at the Sunday paper:
GIRL SLAYS BANKER-BETRAYER
They spread it around on the grass
BATH-TUB STIRS JERSEY ROW
And then they sit down on it, nice.

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