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This Week's Writing Events: November 11 - 17, 2018

In remembrance of Veterans Day, Monday, here's a 1938 poem by Austrian-American poet Walter Benton:

For Armistice

When about this time an unlikeness is
unveiled, a cenotaph opened for inspection,
observe the whippet bronze, the winged thew,

the preise rhythm; and think of the reheared
dying it took to model this splendid attitude
for you -- for us. But some of us, having seen

men die, know better. Men do not die in adagio
movement -- the whore sculptors notwithstanding. Have you ever seen the original enshrined,

posing without makeup at a crow luncheon --
the sun and the bluebottle probing the entrails?
Agony in stone outlives that graved snypatically

and might be indiscreet about this time. Cheer,
then, the elfin slayer and the joyful slain --
hands neatly oblique, choiring to the sky.

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Updated: November 10, 2018


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