24.900J: Poetry

John Hollander

Coiled Alizarine

for Noam Chomsky

Curiously deep, the slumber of crimson thoughts:
While breathless, in stodgy viridian
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously.

from The Night Mirror, by John Hollander. 1971


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