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December 12, 2019

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Only a poet, a true poet, could do what Sinatra did with "weird". It was Frank who should have won the Nobel Prize!

You're right! -- DL

Dear editor,

you might like the poem below.


Two daughters of a silk merchant live in Kyoto.
The elder is twenty, the younger, eighteen.
A soldier may kill with his sword,
But these girls slay men with their eyes.

And two more:

Rain and things

rain falling
especially
on me

poor old bugger
begging in the rain
for a few shillings
sorry pal, I'm broke too

Season's Greetings
Thomas

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