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There's a place the man always say
Come in here, child
No cause you should weep
Wolf never catch such a rabbit
Golden hair never turn white with grief 
Come in here, child
No cause you should moan 
Brother never hurt his brother 
Nobody here ever wander without a home
There must be some such place somewhere
But I never heard of it


From We Meet by Kenneth Patchen. Copyright © 2008 by Kenneth Patchen. Used by permission of New Directions. All rights reserved.


Kenneth Patchen

Born in 1911, Kenneth Patchen is the author of numerous collections of poetry and received an award for life-long contribution to American letters from the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities

Date Published: 2008-01-01

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