The Triumph of the Egg: A Book of Impressions from American Life in Tales and Poems

The Triumph of the Egg: A Book of Impressions from American Life in Tales and Poems

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The Triumph of the Egg: A Book of Impressions from American Life in Tales and Poems

The Triumph of the Egg: A Book of Impressions from American Life in Tales and Poems

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Excerpt

There is a story.--I cannot tell it.--I have no
words.

The story is almost forgotten but sometimes I re
member.

The story concerns three men in a house in a street.
If I could say the words I would sing the story.
I would whisper it into the ears of women, of mothers.
I would run through the streets saying it over and over.
My tongue would be torn loose--it would rattle
against my teeth.

The three men are in a room in the house.
One is young and dandified.
He continually laughs.

There is a second man who has a long white beard.
He is consumed with doubt but occasionally his doubt
leaves him and he sleeps.

A third man there is who has wicked eyes and who
moves nervously about the room rubbing hishands together.

The three men are waiting--waiting.

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