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The Tree

By John I. Blair

Joyce Kilmer put an odd demand

On poetry when he made it stand

Against a tree and found it wanting.

But Archibald MacLeish has said

A poem should not mean but be;

And what it be is not a tree

(Although successful poetry

May need the sacrifice of a tree

In order to get to a library).

2002 John I. Blair

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