Literary Advent Calendar: December 23, 2021

December 23, 2021

Along With Youth by Ernest Hemingway

A porcupine skin, 

Stiff with bad tanning, 

It must have ended somewhere. 

Stuffed horned owl Pompous Yellow eyed; 

Chuck-wills-widow on a biassed twig 

Sooted with dust. 

Piles of old magazines, 

Drawers of boy’s letters 

And the line of love 

They must have ended somewhere. 

Yesterday’s Tribune is gone 

Along with youth 

And the canoe that went to pieces on the beach 

The year of the big storm 

When the hotel burned down 

At Seney, Michigan.

Happy Holidays!

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