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Visits to St. Elizabeths (1957)

Visits to St. Elizabeths

This is the house of Bedlam.
This is the man
that lies in the house of Bedlam.
This is the time
of the tragic man
that lies in the house of Bedlam.
This is a wristwatch
telling the time
of the talkative man
that lies in the house of Bedlam.
This is a sailor
wearing the watch
that tells the time
of the honored man
that lies in the house of Bedlam.

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Composer

Ned Rorem is an American composer and diarist. 


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Poet

Elizabeth Bishop was an American poet and short-story writer. 


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