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Train Window

Lola Ridge 1873 – 1941



Small towns
  Crawling out of their green shirts…
  Tubercular towns
  Coughing a little in the dawn…
  And the church…
  There is always a church
  With its natty spire
  And the vestibule—
  That's where they whisper:
  Tzz-tzz… tzz-tzz… tzz-tzz…
  How many codes for a wireless whisper—
  And corn flatter than it should be
  And those chits of leaves
  Gadding with every wind?
  Small towns
  From Connecticut to Maine:
  Tzz-tzz… tzz-tzz…tzz-tzz…

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Lola Ridge

Lola Ridge was an anarchist poet and an influential editor of avant-garde feminist and Marxist publications best remembered for her long poems and poetic sequences She along with other political poets of the early Modernist period has been coming under increasing critical scrutiny at the beginning of the twenty-first century more…

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