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On Memorizing A Poem

“In the beginning was the Word.”
Creation is involved here,
not just “print-on-a-page”!
These are flowers
of the ages,

Nor can you clip them
and stuff them
in a mental vase.
You have to plant them,

inside!
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POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
I noted repeatedly the Magic I experienced during the process of memorizing poems for 'Oral Tradition' evenings that I occasionally attended, where everything had to be 'by heart'. And finally, I decided to try to express this miracle I was repeatedly experiencing.
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