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A Louisiana Coronation

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A Louisiana Coronation


Today the French lau­reate
takes his place
among the swamp people.

And the ice
the ice of win­ter
remains upon our roof­tops
and upon our fin­gers
here, here still
even above the tro­pics.

A child sleeps
even in America,
drea­ming of the lily,
that flo­wer lily
through which he will be trans­por­ted
trans­por­ted fore­ver

from the humi­di­ty
from mud and shrimp
from hur­ri­canes and the course
of des­truc­tion of pover­ty
to a forei­gn coun­try
to a feast of kings
and poets.