Thursday, 24 November 2011

The Thursday Poem

Don't let that Horse

Don't let that horse

eat that violin

cried Chagall's mother

But he

kept right on


And became famous

And kept on painting

The Horse With Violin In Mouth
And when he finally finished it
he jumped up upon the horse

and rode away

waving the violin

And then with a low bow gave it
to the first naked nude he ran across

And there were no strings


Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(24th March 1919 - )

from the book: Poem for the Day One

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