[PW] Help Finding Poem

S M Colowick colowick at gmail.com
Tue Apr 18 07:26:01 PDT 2017

On Mon, Apr 17, 2017 at 3:41 PM, Ellie Volpi <EVOLPI at sjschools.org> wrote:
> Good evening,
> I'm trying to find a poem I read years ago.  I believe it was titled "A Lucid Interval," but I'm not sure.  In the poem, the narrator is on a crowded bus and recalls a morning in July when he had witnessed a man spearing an infant octopus.

This seems to be it:


It was published in the New Republic on 6/3/25. The author is George O'Neil:


I haven't found it freely available anywhere, but Google says it's in
some anthologies, including these:

The third book of modern verse (1927)
Anthology of magazine verse (1925)

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