Poet's Corner

Posted: Thursday, June 24, 2010

What possible good can fountains be

What possible good can fountains be

Containing fills of copper coin]>

Whispered wants held in

Washed waters bluish clear?

There are people born of science and reason

That: teach for the time of onsensical goneto be here,

Rule that there be no wishes (like ones cast by wishers on

Pilgrimages or those of that gypsy sort).

They drain the waters and train great armies,

Capture and chain and dig out dirt,

Yellingcast them into the pits! with the pixies

and the dwarves and the elves and little red riding hood.

What possible good can reason be if reason does no good?

There is beauty in

A rusted folgers coffee can

Speckled orange & red

Abandoned on a shelf

In a rotten & decrepit

Roofless wooden shack

Full to the brim

With green copper coins

Brown nails and smatterings of black

Leaves drowned beneath rainwater

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