William Morris Meredith Jr.

(January 9, 1919 – May 30, 2007 / New York City)

Poems of William Morris Meredith Jr.

1. “Do Not Embrace Your Mind’s New Negro Friend” 1/12/2012
2. Accidents of Birth 1/12/2012
3. Consequences 1/12/2012
4. Earth Walk 1/12/2012
5. Effort At Speech 1/12/2012
6. Envoi 1/12/2012
7. Five Accounts of a Monogamous Man 1/12/2012
8. Hazard Faces a Sunday in the Decline 1/12/2012
9. Hazard's Optimism 1/12/2012
10. In Loving Memory of the Late Author of Dream Songs 1/12/2012
11. Last Things 1/12/2012
12. Love Letter from an Impossible Land 1/12/2012
13. Navy Field 1/12/2012
14. Notes for an Elegy 1/12/2012
15. Parents 1/20/2003
16. Partial Accounts 1/12/2012
17. Politics 1/12/2012
18. Rhode Island 1/20/2003
19. Starlight 1/12/2012
20. The Cheer 1/12/2012

The Illiterate

Touching your goodness, I am like a man
Who turns a letter over in his hand
And you might think this was because the hand
was unfamiliar but, truth is, the man
Has never had a letter from anyone;
And now he is both afraid of what it means
And ashamed because he has no other means
To find out what it says than to ask someone.

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