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Day 17


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Not what we wanted
Con/Jur/d, 4/15/2023

Found the title, unused
by itself, while other, better
poems, lept-free, languished

There are stories of a poetry
river, tea, and rice wine, and
rice paper, floating from

The Head of Divinity
although without context
it’s always mistranslated

And by decree and pleasure
they would compose, add to
transcribe poems

Bamboo and Morning Glory
scented breezes, peak
offerings, and like it

Wasn’t written in heaven
thunder, lightning sank
the best, clearest

Words, and now  we fish
trying to snag the Golden Carp
who swallowed

These turning words, the ones 
you needed, but didn’t want
making sense of all things.


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Nice Juris,   I'm so used to your triangled shaped poems where you begin or end in long lines and the graduate shorter and shorter or the other way around.  Neat tercets deliver your message quite nicely. I always love poems written about writing.  I can so relate. I especially love this one.  


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