Collected Poems of John Holmes
Holmes, John A., Jr.
Page fifty-two, line eight, which reads,
Unfortunately, "Blue dragons came,"
Should read, "Monsters then appeared,
Of no color, all colors, and no name."
The poem called, "Magic: the Muscles
Of Angels," should not be called so.
Angels, the author has since learned,
Need no muscles to make them go.
The new title is, "World As It Is."
On page nine, line three, instead
Of, "He stones down what most he loves,"
Let it say, "O dry heart; flowing head."
This is a pencil duty each must do.
Page four, line eleven, where it says,
Ceremony keeps all," change it to
Keep not all the way it was."
Gentle reader, I have made mistakes.
Unless we are to be sullen and strange,
Read me not "mild air," but "wild, bare."
We change. All of us must change.