Treasure Island

Jack Gilbert

(1925 - / Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

In Dispraise Of Poetry


When the King of Siam disliked a courtier,
he gave him a beautiful white elephant.
The miracle beast deserved such ritual
that to care for him properly meant ruin.
Yet to care for him improperly was worse.
It appears the gift could not be refused.


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Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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