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Jack Gilbert - In Dispraise Of Poetry

When the King of Siam disliked a courtier, 
he gave him a beautiful white elephant. 
The miracle beast deserved such ritual 
that to care for him properly meant ruin. 
Yet to care for him improperly was worse. 
It appears the gift could not be refused.

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Poet: Jack Gilbert
Poem: In Dispraise Of Poetry
Volume: The Great Fires
Year: Published/Written in 1994
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