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 Posted: Sat Jun 13th, 2015 10:52 pm
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RTurco,

Thanks for the poem. Wonderful. I will do some research on Mr. Ungaretti. He seems like my kind of guy.

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IMR,

Loved the article. Thank you for the post.

Saw my play in the Twin Cities last week. It was awesome. Going again tonight w/15 friends and family. We will storm the stage :)

timmy

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A very famous Italian poet named Giuseppe Ungaretti was famous for his often concise poetry. For example, the poem "Soldati" (Soldiers):

Soldiers

Stand like
the autumn leaves
of trees

(1918)

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TIMMY,

i read your poem yesterday.

I found many ways to read the final line, each with a different meaning.

Then, ironically, today I went to my Homepage, ARTS AND LETTERS DAILY, and found this new article at the top.

Here is the teaser:

THE LOGIC OF HATING NEW POEMS They’re impenetrable, elitist, and fail to measure up to those of the past. But this contempt reveals just how badly we need them... more »

Then, I had to laugh: the article starts out with this:

In ninth grade English Mrs X required us to memorise and recite a poem and so I asked the Topeka High librarian to direct me to the shortest poem she knew and she suggested Marianne Moore’s ‘Poetry’, which, in the 1967 version, reads in its entirety:

I, too, dislike it.
 Reading it, however,
with a perfect contempt for it, one discovers in

it, after all, a place for the genuine.


Here is the link:

http://www.lrb.co.uk/v37/n12/ben-lerner/diary


best,

IMR

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We kneel
each Sunday

What of our loss?

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