Treasure Island

Jay Mandeville

(February 16 / Kansas City, Missouri USA)

Poems of Jay Mandeville

The Beautiful Idea

One Spring day Samuel Pepys (1633-
1703) goes for a rambling country stroll,
walking through fields until,
as he later writes,
'the beautiful idea within
the dew' comes to him,
because he encounters
neighbors purposely washing
their faces in it,

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