Friday, April 24, 2015

Pure Ars Poetica

(with apologies to Kilmer and MacLeish) 

Genealogically speaking, 
A poem ought to be whatever 

A poet conceives 
A poem should be— 

But never a mongrel barking 
Its ass off up the wrong tree.


  1. OK have it your way but there’s a heckuva lot of trees out there!


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