Kristian Lorenzen

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Query Poem by Kristian Lorenzen

For Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot
Who remain dead and indifferent

Why must this care
Which is ours only
Why must it live
In such careless places?

Our caresses
Under the constant threat
Of growing distance?

Why is it only given
These ragged clothes?
These obsolete credentials?

Moving through the windswept shelters
Under the perpetual suspicion

Of the loveless


Submitted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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  • Gold Star - 8,506 Points Daniel Brick (7/1/2014 10:31:00 PM)

    You name two of my favorite poets. I have been reading Eliot since I was 17 - FOUR QUARTETS is my vademecum, I carry it with me and read passages during life's frequent waiting periods, as in a doctor's office or during a solitary lunch. I only read Pound's CANTOS beginning in 2007 and they stunned me, now I re-read them frequently. Your poem seems to find the two lifelong friends stranded and wandering in search of shelter, but such is the plight of poets everywhere. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,141 Points S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (2/27/2014 3:14:00 AM)

    Wow a fascinating glimpse, very poetic and literary a muse on the landlord situation. Many tenants must feel dis way. Tnx. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 15,246 Points John Westlake (2/26/2014 9:38:00 PM)

    Nicely put. Especially about the loveless landlords, they never seem to care (Report) Reply

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