Ernest Hemingway

Montparnasse by Ernest Hemingway

There are never any suicides in the quarter among people one knowsNo successful suicides.A Chinese boy kills himself and is dead.(they continue to place his mail in the letter rack at the Dome)A Norwegian boy kills himself and is dead.(no one knows where the other Norwegian boy has gone)They find a model deadalone in bed …

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The Age Demanded by Ernest Hemingway

The age demanded that we singAnd cut away our tongue. The age demanded that we flowAnd hammered in the bung. The age demanded that we danceAnd jammed us into iron pants. And in the end the age was handedThe sort of shit that it demanded.

Along with Youth by Ernest Hemingway

A porcupine skin,Stiff with bad tanning,It must have ended somewhere.Stuffed horned owlPompousYellow eyed;Chuck-wills-widow on a biassed twigSooted with dust.Piles of old magazines,Drawers of boy’s lettersAnd the line of loveThey must have ended somewhere.Yesterday’s Tribune is goneAlong with youthAnd the canoe that went to pieces on the beachThe year of the big stormWhen the hotel burned …

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Oklahoma by Ernest Hemingway

All of the Indians are dead(a good Indian is a dead Indian)Or riding in motor cars—(the oil lands, you know, they’re all rich)Smoke smarts my eyes,Cottonwood twigs and buffalo dungSmoke grey in the teepee—(or is it myopic trachoma)The prairies are long,The moon rises,PoniesDrag at their pickets.The grass has gone brown in the summer—(or is it …

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