Poem Fix of the Day, June 24, 2011

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.


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