Dream Song 35: MLA by John Berryman
Hey, out there!Ã¢â‚¬â€assistant professors, full,
I have a sing to shay.
We are assembled here in the capital
city for DullÃ¢â‚¬â€and one professor's wife is MaryÃ¢â‚¬â€
at Christmastide, hey!
and all of you did theses or are doing
and the moral history of what we were up to
thrives in Sir Wilson's handsÃ¢â‚¬â€
who I don't see hereÃ¢â‚¬â€only deals go screwing
some of you out, some upÃ¢â‚¬â€the chairmen too
are nervous, little friendsÃ¢â‚¬â€
a chairman's not a chairman, son, forever,
and hurts with his appointments; ha, but circleÃ¢â‚¬â€
take my word for itÃ¢â‚¬â€
though maybe Frost is dyingÃ¢â‚¬â€around Mary;
forget your footnotes on the old gentleman;
dance around Mary.