Friday, December 13, 2019

Outside, It Never Did Turn Golden

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John Ashbery

Furthermore, Mr. Tuttle used to have to run in the streets.   
Now, each time friendship happens, they’re fully booked.   
Sporting with amaryllis in the shade is all fine and good,   
but when your sparring partner gets there first   
you wonder if it was all worth it. “Yes, why do it?”   
I’m on hold. It will take quite a lot for this music   
to grow on me. I meant no harm. I’ve helped him   
from getting stuck before. Dumb thing. All my appetites are friendly.   
Children too are free to go and come as they please.   
I ask you only to choose between us, then shut down this election.   
But don’t reveal too much of your hand at any given time.   
Then up and pipes the major, leave the hand in,   
or change the vows. The bold, enduring menace of courtship is upon us   
like the plague, and none of us can say what trouble   
will be precipitated once it has had its way with us.   
Our home is marshland. After dinner was wraparound.   
You got a tender little look at it.   
Outside, it never did turn golden. 


  1. i read the twitter thread you link to under the rubric British crackers same as America crackers - one hopes boris johnson's electoral victory is not a foreshadowing of november 2020 here, but time will tell

    will bernie be our corbyn? they working hard to make it so

    speaking of the british election, i assisted george szirtes in correcting a typographic error, and found a vivid account from the trenches of the great war explaining t.s. eliot's phrase

    i still have no comment about the amazon prime series the man in the high castle except to report that i have finished watching season 1 (of 4) - this is solo viewing as missus charley is away

  2. After Trump's election making predictions of election results is fraught with uncertainty. Sanders, though I don't care for him much, is easily the only halfway decent candidate. Sanders would be my choice given the other candidates. However the DNC seems bent on shoving that blithering racist, sexual predator, Biden down our throats. Putting your hopes in the Democratic Party to somehow reinvent itself from within is just too fantastic to be taken seriously. Then there's the US constitution that makes it almost impossible to remove a president as awful as Trump. Not to mention the electoral college which gave us both Shrub and Trump in the first place. Hillary also made a lot of enemies with her deplorables comment. Of course the Democratic Party threw the working class under the bus a long time ago but these people haven't forgotten. Some of them will surely vote Trump, not so much because they like him but because they hate people like Hillary and Biden more. Meanwhile important issues like global warming and ending our endless wars are buried in the sidelines. Hope was never a good plan.