Sunday, 30 January 2011

Lowry's Poem 'The Drunkards' in the New Yorker May 5th 1962

"The noise of death is in the desolate bar
Where tranquility sits bowed over its prayer"

The above are the first 2 lines from Malc's poem 'The Drunkards' posthumously published in the New Yorker on 5th May 1962. The poem was written between 1940 and 1954.

You can read the full poem in the Collected Poetry of Malcolm lowry edited by Kathleen Scherf.

1 comment:

  1. Great poem. Since it was published in the New Yorker, it conjures up an image of ML wandering around New York desolate bars.

    Btw, that's a huge date range.