Cloth from the moon. Cloth from another planet.
They look back at the leopard like the leopard.
And I. . . .
this print of mine, that has kept its color
Alive through so many cleanings; this dull null
Navy I wear to work, and wear from work, and so
To my bed, so to my grave, with no
Complaints, no comment: neither from my chief,
The Deputy Chief Assistant, nor his chief--
Only I complain. . . .
Randall Jarrell's page at the Academy of American Poets
Randall Jarrell at Modern American Poetry
Randall Jarrell interviewed by Bess Furman for the New York Times (1951)
Take it from Randall Jarrell, new consultant in poetry at the Library of Congress: Poetry is back in American life.
A video of "Death of the Ball Turret Gunner"