Weldon Kees Time Poems
- 1. What The Spider Heard
Will there be time for eggnogs and eclogues
In the place where weâ??re going?
Said the spider to the fly.
- 2. A Distance From The Sea
To Ernest Brace
"And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was
about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto
- 3. Problems Of A Journalist
â??I want to get away somewhere and re-read Proust,â?
Said an editor of Fortune to a man on Time.
But the fire roared and died, the phoenix quacked like a goose,
And all roads to the country fray like shawls
- 4. Interregnum
Butcher the evil millionaire, peasant,
And leave him stinking in the square.
Torture the chancellor. Leave the ambassador
Strung by his thumbs from the pleasant
- 5. To Build A Quiet City In His Mind
- 6. The Bell From Europe
The tower bell in the Tenth Street Church
Rang out nostalgia for the refugee
Who knew the source of bells by sound.
We liked it, but in ignorance.
- 7. The Doctor Will Return
The surgical mask, the rubber teat
Are singed, give off an evil smell.
You seem to weep more now that heat
Spreads everywhere we look.