Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

Robert Bly -



I am reminded today of this poem by Robert Bly found in his National Book Award collection of poems, The Light Around the Body (1966):

It is a poem protesting the Vietnam War, and still applies, unfortunately,  today.



COUNTING THE SMALL-BONED BODIES

Let’s count the bodies over again.

If we could only make the bodies smaller,
The size of skulls,
We could make a whole plain white with skulls in the moonlight!

If we could only make the bodies smaller,
Maybe we could get
A whole year’s kill in front of us on a desk!

If we could only make the bodies smaller,
We could fit
A body into a finger-ring, for a keepsake forever.






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