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The cut worm forgives the plow. William Blake.

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later,
& like any poet
avoiding myth & message
to fake a flashy ode, consider
what model of Australia as a nation
could match the ocean, or get your desk
to resemble a beach /
it would have to function
like Tom Roberts’ Opening of the
Federal Parliament
, our nation being
a sort of awkward, academic machine—
can’t you see the feathers in my hat
& my gold striped pantaloons
as I jot this down
in the open-cut sestina form,
developing like a back-yard vegetable bed
bordered by upturned bottles,
nostalgia for a national style?
‘Oh, my hat!’ said the ADC.
‘If I hold this pose much longer I’ll collapse!’

les Murray

http://www.poetryinternationalweb.net/pi/site/poem/item/12304

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Advocate (Burnie, Tas. : 1890 – 1954), Saturday 7 July 1945,

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Death As a dark Shadow Beckons his prey Into the unknown By a soft whisper In the soul

CINDY CHENEY, “Death”

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“Drunkenness – that fierce rage for the slow, sure poison, that oversteps every other consideration; that casts aside wife, children, friends, happiness, and station; and hurries its victims madly on to degradation and death.”

― Charles Dickens, Sketches by Boz

An apple a day, if well aimed, keeps the doctor away.”

― P.G. Wodehouse

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Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don’t count on harvesting Golden Delicious.

– Bill Meyer