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Blest pair of Sirens, pledges of Heav'n's joy,
Sphear-born harmonious Sisters, Voice, and Vers,
Virtue is social. Are, then, these routines
Playing at goodness, like going to church? ...
My wife and I have asked a crowd of craps
To come and waste their time and ours: perhaps ...
Just think of all the spare time that has flown
Straight into nothingness by being filled With forks and faces....
Sitting by a lamp more often brings
Not peace, but other things. Beyond the light stand failure and remorse....
The poetic act consists of suddenly seeing that an idea splits up into a number of equal motifs and of grouping them; they rhyme.
The pure work implies the disappearance of the poet as speaker, who hands over to the words.
Every flower is a soul blossoming in Nature.
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
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