Who is Harry Crosby

Harry Crosby (June 4, 1898 – December 10, 1929) was an American heir, World War I veteran, bon vivant, poet, and publisher who for some epitomized the Lost Generation in American literature. He was the son of one of the richest banking families in New England, a Boston Brahmin, and the nephew of Jane Norton Grew, the wife of financier J. P. Morgan, Jr. As such, he was heir to a portion of a substantial family fortune. He was a volunteer in the American Field Service during World War I, and later served in the U.S. Ambulance Corps. He narrowly escaped with his life.

Profoundly affected by his experience in World War I, Crosby vowed to live life on his own terms and abandoned all pretense of living the expected life of a privileged Bostonian. In 1920 he met Mrs. Richard Peabody (n...
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Harry Crosby Poems

  • Thorn In The Flesh
    Thorn beneath the milk-white
    Crowned with
    In the flesh
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  • Hill Of The Foreskins
    what was the moment of coition like?
    come Zariba let down your gates
    turn turtle all you captives of the flesh
    ...
  • Invocation To The Mad Queen
    I would you were the hollow ship
    fashioned to bear the cargo of my love
    the unrelenting glove
    hurled in defiance at our blackest world ...
  • In Search Of The Young Wizard
    I have invited our little seamstress to take her thread and needle and sew our two mouths together. I have asked the village blacksmith to forge golden chains to tie our ankles together. I have gathered all the gay ribbons in the world to wind around and around and around and around and around and around again around our two waists. I have arranged with the coiffeur for your hair to be made to grow into mine and my hair to be made to grow into yours. I have persuaded (not without bribery) the world's most famous Eskimo sealing-wax maker to perform the delicate operation of sealing us together so that I am warm in your depths, but though we hunt for him all night and though we hear various reports of his existence we can never find the young wizard who is able so they say to graft the soul of a girl to the soul of her lover so that not even the sharp scissors of the Fates can ever sever them apart.


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  • Proportionate
    I never go to church to pray
    Among the crowded pews
    Nor kneel before a crucifix
    To hail the king of Jews ...
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Sun 19 Gold 16 Soul 13 Red 13 Heart 11 World 10 Queen 8 Love 7 I Love You 7 Fire 7


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Potterworlduk: happy 23rd birthday to daphne de beistegui! she portrayed lily luna potter in harry potter and deathly hallows: part 2.
Wolfganghutter2: harry crosby - a french veteran of verdun - describes lindbergh landing the "spirit of saint louis" in paris.
Potterworlduk: "i don't like harry potter"
Rivetandjeans: harry nuriev, a new york and paris-based artist, architect and interior furniture designer and the founder and creative director of crosby studios, is redefining the purpose of denim.
Corduroy_xavier: dostoevsky lined up against a wall to be shot, crane off the back of a boat into the propeller, the impossibility, sylvia with her head in the oven harry crosby leaping into that black sun, lorca murdered in the road by the spanish troops, the impossibility
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