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Re: Poets' Corner
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0614  Wednesday, 14 March 2001

From:           David Bishop <
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Date:           Tuesday, 13 Mar 2001 15:02:47 -0500
Subject: 12.0579 Re: Poets' Corner
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0579 Re: Poets' Corner

If Hardy is going to allow a poets' corner in this list, here's a

Job Description

If there's a room where poetry still sings,
And sense can apprehend a simple truth,
And Theory has not yet enshrouded things
(Wing-beating triumph of a spoiled youth)--
A place where observation humbly is content
To follow after feeling as it flows,
Not without questioning its mixed intent,
Nor showing malice greater than it grows;
If there's a place where cooler heads prevail,
And open windows to let in fresh air,
Come help me break out of this obscure jail
And spread the news of poems everywhere:
    The beauty of the word, its truth to life,
    It's our job to bring out like a midwife.

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