Likeunto by Jack Hirschman

Likeunto
2000

what comes out of the cool
blue of a sky-need
reaffirming
and resonant to years
before it was dirtied up
by hoods of the klux-headed,
deaths-headed sort,
as well as hoods of
the criminal state
of things now,

when a brother, part of
brotherhood
out of the, or certainly when,
blue in the cool
dawned with warm
words
ringing true among human beings,
developing
one me,
thus you

Jack Hirschman

Jack Hirschman
Born: 13 December 1933, New York, USA
Nationality: American
Died: 22 August 2021, California, USA

Hirschman is a poet and social activist, with an oeuvre of more than fifty volumes of poetry and essays. Born in New York City, he received a BA from the City College of New York in 1955, MA in 1957, and Ph.D. (from Indiana University) in 1961. While studying at City College he worked as a copyboy for the Associated Press. At the age of 19, he sent a story to Ernest Hemmingway, who responded ‘I can’t help you, kid. You write better than I did ay 19.’ A copy of the letter was left with the Associated Press. When Hemmingway killed himself in 1961 ‘Letter to a Young Writer’ was disseminated by the wire service to be published around the world

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