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September 13, 2020


Yes, Bill, the poets get their words stuck in noses, hearts and minds and we cannot wipe them away no matter how much we try. They are the gadfly. They are the fly. They are buzzing now. And if they go, what would the world be without their humming wings beating?

She's right about poets -- they are mosquito-like lawyers. And they bite. Ugly creatures.

Mr. Winch's taste is spot on.

I know. But they're very hard to get rid of.

I love this!

I'm very glad you do!

what a perfectly brilliant, and brilliantly perfect, poem Bill...and the same can be said for your choosing it Terence...

I agree. And thanks, mo chara.

Thank Michael and thanks Terence! Just kidding about killing poets!

Ah yes, Indran, poetry is a sticky wicket indeed!

But at least we're maple and not corn syrup, right?

Good point.

Finally, someone with the courage to denounce the unacknowledged legislators of mankind. The ones who pull the strings. The Dark Shadows.
I only wish I’d said it. And most likely, some day, I will. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but plagiarism is the easiest way to fill up the little notebook.

Thanks, Indran. There is a lot of buzz about this poem.

Thanks for your comment.

I knew you would get the deeper implications of this poem.

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