Kamarck, Edward (ed.) / Arts in society: the arts of activism
Part VII: Poems of vision and action: [near the Gary sheet and tin mill], pp. -422 PDF (2.0 MB)
Robert Bly, the author of two important books of poetry -SILENCE IN THE SNOWY FIELDS and THE LIGHT AROUND THE BODY-organized American Writers against the Vietnam War. Winning the National Book Award for his second book, he donated the $1000 to the anti-draft Resistance. POEMS BY ROBERT BLY NEAR THE GARY SHEET AND TIN MILL Houses with overturned fenders in the muddy yards, 422 Or broken Buicks, their fronts on the ground. These are not houses for human beings to live. Old hatreds, painted green, have become circuits breakers; We are in the hive of the death-bee: Death drifting in the smoke from the north, Death in the refinery smell, and the smouldering dumps, Death being eaten by grass, and shadows, and black children, Death living in cabbages, and fenders, and cinder blocks, Death with his hand over his mouth calling to the sea.