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June 11, 2021

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this sounds like one of F. O'hara's "I do this, I do that,poems"

Happy Birthday David,

Here's a poetry-related birthday verse:

Play Skool

As the impressment of American sailors dropped
the British another rung down the ladder of states,
all the way down to Pirate’s Cove,

The impressment of poetry* shall dunk the
American academy lower still – it’ll
be deep-sixed, by Jove.

Dave Read

*Since the 1970 expose´ of the Famous Writer’s School, more than 800 “creative writing” programs have sprung up on American college campuses.

Happy Birthday Fellow Gemini!!!❤️

To Paul Cormier: O'Hara was a major inspiration when I wrote the daily poems collected in two of my books, "The Daily Mirror" and "The Evening Sun." Thanks for your comment.

I love this poem and its translation! (Which, knowing Spanish, I read as though through holes in a heavy veil.) You are so right about the self-righteous guardianship of ice in France--yet another of many reasons to drink wine there at every opportunity.

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