The New Poetry Handbook by Mark Strand

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The New Poetry Handbook by Mark Strand 1 If a man understands a poem, he shall have troubles. 2 If a man lives with a poem, he shall die lonely. 3 If a man lives with two poems, he shall be unfaithful to one. 4 If a man conceives of a poem, he shall have one less child. 5 If a man conceives of two poems, he shall have two children less. 6 If a man wears a crown on his head as he writes, he shall be found out. 7 If a man wears no crown on his head as he writes, he shall deceive no one but himself. 8 If a man gets angry at a poem, he shall be scorned by men. 9 If a man continues to be angry at a poem, he shall be scorned by women. 10 If a man publicly denounces poetry,
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his shoes will fill with urine. 11 If a man gives up poetry for power, he shall have lots of power. 12 If a man brags about his poems,
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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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