Found Poem

June 30, 2020

 

 

On the removal of Woodrow Wilson’s name from Princeton University’s School of Public Policy

 

It is not necessary 

to recount his achievements—

 

those things done not done

in order to serve a simple end.

 

I think it says something 

that it should have taken so short a time

 

for the whole nation to see 

the true measure of this man’s life.

 

If you love a country 

That does not

 

does not

was conceived not to

 

want you I want 

to remind you:

 

We live— We live—

 

Turn your faces and

your hands likewise

 

to the task of life.

 

Deep color 

ardor of blood.


 

June 26, 2020


 

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