What An Odd Poem

"The One Whose Reproach I Cannot Evade"

I remember the comment of a professor I had while taking an advance course in writing poetry.  Remarking on a poem I had written about Rene Magritte, he said, "Seems all very much a worked-up weirdness, not at all like the Magritte I know."  This poem by George Hitchcock seems to nail the surrealist mode precisely.  Not worked up weirdness at all--but weird nonetheless.

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