Jack Gilbert

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Jack Gilbert
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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In Dispraise Of Poetry

Rating: 2.9
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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M Asim Nehal 25 July 2016
A gift or a punishment, wonderful poem indeed.
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