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Potpourri

About this Poem 

“Potpourri” was published in Ridge’s book Sun-Up, and Other Poems (B. W. Huebsch, 1920). 

Potpourri

Lola Ridge, 1873

Do you remember
Honey-melon moon
Dripping thick sweet light
Where Canal Street saunters off by herself among quiet trees?
And the faint decayed patchouli—
Fragrance of New Orleans
Like a dead tube rose
Upheld in the warm air…
Miraculously whole.

This poem is in the public domain.

This poem is in the public domain.