Friday, April 8, 2011

"a life-long poem"   [gnomic verse]

An eight-minute-long poem
might be dashed off in a morning
while a morning-long poem
could be labored out in a day
what of a day-long poem?
if composed (not without warning)
would it beg a life-long poem
to express some eternal say?

for Rachel Dacus

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