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En Monocle

By Evans, Donald

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Book Id: WPLBN0000709247
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Reproduction Date: 2007
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Title: En Monocle  
Author: Evans, Donald
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Poetry, Verse drama
Collections: Poetry Collection
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Publisher: World Public Library Association


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Excerpt: BORN with a monocle he stares at life, // And sends his soul on pensive promenades; // He pays a high price for discarded gods, // And then regilds them to renew their strife. // His calm moustache points to the ironies, // And a faun-colored laugh sucks in the night, // Full of the riant mists that turn to white // In brief lost battles with banalities. // Masters are makeshifts, and a path to tread // For blue pumps that are ardent for the air; // Features are fixtures when the face is fled, // And we are left to the husks of tarnished hair; // But he is one who lusts uncomforted // To kiss the naked phrase quite unaware. // Donald Evans // In the Gentlemanly Interest // Picadilly // HE polished snubs till they were regnant art, // Curling their shameless toilets round the hour. // Each lay upon his lips an exquisite flower // Subtly malign and poison for its part. // The path of victims was no wanton plan- // He had bowed his head in sorrow at his birth, // For he had said long ere he had come to earth // That it was no place for a gentleman. // But always a heart-scald lurked behind the screen, // And somehow he missed the ultimate degrees. // He saw a beggar at the daylight's fall, // And then he rose and robed him for the scene; // And when they called him cad he found release- // He knew he had used the finest snub of all. // Donald Evans // Epicede // WISTFULLY shimmering, shamelessly wise and weak, // He lives in pawn, pledging a battered name; // He loves his failures as one might love fame...


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