An Old Workman

Lola Ridge 1873 – 1941

Warped… gland-dry…
  With spine askew
  And body shrunken into half its space…
  Well-used as some cracked paving-stone…
  Bearing on his grimed and pitted front
  A stamp… as of innumerable feet.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Lola Ridge

Lola Ridge was an anarchist poet and an influential editor of avant-garde feminist and Marxist publications best remembered for her long poems and poetic sequences She along with other political poets of the early Modernist period has been coming under increasing critical scrutiny at the beginning of the twenty-first century more…

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