Saturday, February 13, 2010

Poetry of John D. MacDonald

"Dry-leaf hands and wood-dried and carved and polished.
Clockwork heart and silver loins. Steel-dry
teeth and cordovan tongue. Jeweled eyes
and paper lungs. Function, balance, precision.
Intersection of lines. Roll of bearings.
Predictable rotation of stone planet."

--John D. MacDonald, Contrary Pleasure

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