Modern Poetry

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Modern Poetry

em = By Rosemary Evans

poetry = I can't stand

poetry = poetry like this,

poetry = which is really just

poetry = chopped-up prose

poetry = masquerading as verse.

poetry =
poetry is first cousin to music;

poetry = it should have rhyme and rhythm,

poetry = and stay ringing in our ears.

poetry =
However,

poetry = if he thinks this is modern poetry,

poetry = maybe my editor will publish

poetry = it.

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