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Dream Song 1: Huffy Henry hid the day

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Written by: John Berryman | Biography
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 Huffy Henry hid the day,
unappeasable Henry sulked.
I see his point,—a trying to put things over.
It was the thought that they thought they could do it made Henry wicked & away.
But he should have come out and talked.
All the world like a woolen lover once did seem on Henry's side.
Then came a departure.
Thereafter nothing fell out as it might or ought.
I don't see how Henry, pried open for all the world to see, survived.
What he has now to say is a long wonder the world can bear & be.
Once in a sycamore I was glad all at the top, and I sang.
Hard on the land wears the strong sea and empty grows every bed.


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