Learn More

Kenneth Fearing

(1902 - 1961 / Illinois / United States)

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.
Harry doesn't say "Ziggin's Ointment for withered flesh,
Cures thousands of men and women of motes, warts, red veins,
flabby throat, scalp and hair diseases,
Not expensive, and fully guaranteed."
No,
Harry says nothing at all,
He smiles,
And they kiss in the emerald meadows on the Sunday paper.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: women, girl, kiss, hair, red, woman, smile

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Aphrodite Metropolis by Kenneth Fearing )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Poetry, Poetry, The Heart of The Matter, Bijay Kant Dubey
  2. The Arsenal Shirt, Mark Hamilton
  3. Save Ther Poor Daughter of India, Bijay Kant Dubey
  4. The Orchestra, Bijay Kant Dubey
  5. E-rated poemier- go slow, Elvis Airohi
  6. Songs of Heaven, Aftab Alam
  7. E-rated poemier- if it had ended, Elvis Airohi
  8. Upon His Face, david kush
  9. Abel, Aftab Alam
  10. At Least Live and Dream, Rohit Sapra

Poem of the Day

poet Katharine Lee Bates

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  8. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  9. If, Rudyard Kipling
  10. A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]