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Edgar Lee Masters - Griffy the Cooper

The cooper should know about tubs. 
But I learned about life as well, 
And you who loiter around these graves 
Think you know life. 
You think your eye sweeps about a wide horizon, perhaps, 
In truth you are only looking around the interior of your tub. 
You cannot lift yourself to its rim 
And see the outer world of things, 
And at the same time see yourself. 
You are submerged in the tub of yourself  
Taboos and rules and appearances, 
Are the staves of your tub. 
Break them and dispel the witchcraft 
Of thinking your tub is life! 
And that you know life! 

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Poet: Edgar Lee Masters
Poem: Griffy the Cooper
Poem of the Day: Mar 23 2005

Comment 2 of 2, added on October 23rd, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
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Comment 1 of 2, added on April 4th, 2008 at 12:54 PM.

yes this is good

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