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The Snowflake Which Is Now And Hence Forever

Rating: 2.9

Will it last? he says.
Is it a masterpiece?
Will generation after generation
Turn with reverence to the page?

Birdseye scholar of the frozen fish,
What would he make of the sole, clean, clear
Leap of the salmon that has disappeared?

To be, yes!--whether they like it or not!
But not to last when leap and water are forgotten,
A plank of standard pinkness in the dish.

They also live
Who swerve and vanish in the river.

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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Jeff Thornton 04 November 2004

Uh, of course, I meant to say MacLeish

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Jeff Thornton 04 November 2004

my first leach poem.. and i love him already... now i hope that all i read of his speaks as beautifully.

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