Ronald Koertge

(1940 / Illinois / United States)

An Infinite Number Of Monkeys - Poem by Ronald Koertge

After all the Shakespeare, the book
of poems they type is the saddest
in history.

But before they can finish it,
they have to wait for that Someone
who is always

looking to look away. Only then
can they strike the million
keys that spell

humiliation and grief, which are
the great subjects of Monkey
Literature

and not, as some people still
believe, the banana
and the tire.


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  • Bronze Star - 2,614 Points Anthony Di''anno (3/19/2014 5:32:00 AM)

    I think I know what you mean, however I am unwilling to attempt an attempt at explaining, due the fact I could unwittingly be said monkey. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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