Since I’ve written so much about old movies, let me go ahead and kick off my feature “Poem Fix of the Day” with a poem about Marilyn Monroe written by Delmore Schwartz, a great 20th century poet who inspired both a Saul Bellow book (Humboldt’s Gift) and a Lou Reed song (European Sun).
For Miss Monroe will never be a blue nose,
and perhaps we may hope
That there will be fewer blue noses because
she has flourished
–Delmore Schwartz, from Love and Marilyn Monroe.
Read the whole poem here.