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Unformatted text preview: he shall be loved by fools. 13 If a man brags about his poems and loves fools, he shall write no more. 14 If a man craves attention because of his poems, he shall be like a jackass in moonlight. 15 If a man writes a poem and praises the poem of a fellow, he shall have a beautiful mistress. 16 If a man writes a poem and praises the poem of a fellow overly, he shall drive his mistress away. 17 If a man claims the poem of another, his heart shall double in size. 18 If a man lets his poems go naked, he shall fear death. 19 If a man fears death, he shall be saved by his poems. 20 If a man does not fear death, he may or may not be saved by his poems. 21 If a man finishes a poem, he shall bathe in the blank wake of his passion and be kissed by white paper....
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- Fall '09
- Poetry, Mark Strand