Jerome Rothenberg

(1931 / New York City, New York)

A Paradise of Poets

He takes a book down from his shelf & scribbles across a
page of text: I am the final one. This means the world will
end when he does.

In the Inferno, Dante conceives a Paradise of Poets & calls
it Limbo.

Foolishly he thinks his place is elsewhere.

Now the time has come to write a poem about a Paradise of Poets.

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