Death will not correct
a single line of verse
she is no proof-reader
she is no sympathetic
a bad metaphor is immortal
a shoddy poet who has died
is a shoddy dead poet
a bore bores after death
a fool keeps up his foolish chatter
from beyond the grave
translated from the Polish by Adam Czerniawski
Monday, August 07, 2006
Getting it right
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