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In Dispraise Of Poetry

Jack Gilbert

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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Added: 25 Mar 2002 | Last Read: 23 Jul 2018 5:23 AM | Viewed: 5452 times

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