Dream Songs 000b – HTHDHR Dedication & Epigraphs

[work in progress; this post will be updated]

The expanded volume of Dream Songs, His Toy, His Dream, His Rest contained the following dedication & epigraphs:


To Mark Van Doren, and to the sacred memory of Delmore Schwartz


NO INTERESTING PROJECT CAN BE EMBARKED ON WITHOUT
FEAR. I SHALL BE SCARED TO DEATH HALF THE TIME.

Sir Francis Chichester in Sydney


FOR MY PART I AM ALWAYS FRIGHTENED, AND VERY MUCH
SO. I FEAR THE FUTURE OF ALL ENGAGEMENTS.

Gordon in Khartoum


I AM PICKT UP AND SORTED TO A PIP. MY IMAGINATION IS
A MONASTERY AND I AM ITS MONK.

Keats to Shelley


HE WENT AWAY AND NEVER SAID GOODBYE.
I COULD READ HIS LETTERS BUT I SURE CAN’T READ HIS MIND.
I THOUGHT HE’S LOVIN ME BUT HE WAS LEAVIN ALL THE TIME.
NOW I KNOW THAT MY TRUE LOVE WAS BLIND.

Victoria Spivey?