Hart Crane (1920s (?))

Hart Crane in New York, with the Brooklyn Bridge in the background, 1920s (?)

The game enforces smirks; but we have seen
The moon in lonely alleys make
A grail of laughter of an empty ash can,
And through all sound of gaiety and quest
Have heard a kitten in the wilderness.

– Hart Crane, “Chaplinesque”

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