Introduction to Poetry


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  • I ask them to take a poem and hold it up to the light like a color slide...
  • I want them to waterski across the surface of a poem waving at the author's name on the shore
  • I say drop a mouse into a poem and watch him probe his way out...
  • ...or walk inside the poem's room and feel the walls for a light switch.
  • But all they want to do is tie the poem to a chair with rope and torture a confession out of it.
  • They begin beating it with a hose to find out what it really means.
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