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Alexander Rizzo Male, 43, United States (5/5/2014 11:47:00 PM)


Granted every poet “constantly aspires
towards the condition of music, ” that sphere
of perfection which Walter Pater declares
the other arts must humble themselves before:

so why shouldn’t I kneel by the podium
and beg the conductor to leave her baton
propped upon my proselyte head like a sword
knighting me until I can hardly rise from

that ideal sill: one could have no grail beyond
that grace; could never long for that pated wand
to guide our own quest: its shadow bids us toward

the stead path still, sticking out over the brow
like some penile spitcurl: so why not die there
while maestro Mater makes his lowest bow?

Bill Knott

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  • Freshman - 1,559 Points Mike Acker (5/6/2014 12:35:00 PM) Post reply
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    So playful and fun to read! !

  • Rookie - 615 Points Frank Ovid (5/6/2014 9:26:00 AM) Post reply

    Hysterical! I love it!

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