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|What you should known to be a poet||
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KNOW TO BE A POET
all you can about
animals as persons.
your own six senses, with a watchful and elegant mind.
at least one kind of traditional magic:
kiss the ass of the devil and eat shit;
& then love the human: wives. . .husbands. . .and friends.
children's games, comic books, bubble-gum,
work, long dry hours of dull work swallowed and
the wild freedom of the dance, extasy
real danger. . .gambles. . . and the edge of death.
form "Regarding Wave" 1967
Those are the people who do complicated things.
. . . .they'll grab us by the thousands
Fetch me my feathers and amber
. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .form "Regarding Wave" ("Target Practice") 1967
|AS FOR POETS
As for poets
The Air Poets
At fifty below
With the Sun and Moon
A Mind Poet
. . . . .. . . . . .. .. . . . . . . .. ..from "Turtle Islands" 1969
POEMS FOR JOANNE
1. LOVING WORDS
Her big basket
2. THE HEART OF THE WOOD
3. JOANNE MY WIFE
Joanne my wife
fights and the frown
from "Left out in the Rain" 1986
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