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The Makers

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Who can remember back to the first poets,
The greatest ones, greater even than Orpheus?
No one has remembered that far back
Or now considers, among the artifacts,
And bones and cantilevered inference
The past is made of, those first and greatest poets,
So lofty and disdainful of renown
They left us not a name to know them by.

They were the ones that in whatever tongue

Worded the world, that were the first to say
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Michael Harmon 27 June 2009

I will always remember this, Howard, as one of the great written artifacts on this theme.

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