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Jack Spicer - Thing Language

This ocean, humiliating in its disguises
Tougher than anything.
No one listens to poetry. The ocean
Does not mean to be listened to. A drop
Or crash of water. It means
Is bread and butter
Pepper and salt. The death
That young men hope for. Aimlessly
It pounds the shore. White and aimless signals. No
One listens to poetry.

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Poet: Jack Spicer
Poem: Thing Language
Poem of the Day: Aug 9 2014

Comment 278 of 278, added on May 10th, 2017 at 12:59 PM.

BG5bRO This article is very interesting and gripping. I like your points of view and how well they are expressed. Your content is well-written. Thank you.

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Comment 277 of 278, added on May 10th, 2017 at 9:24 AM.

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Comment 276 of 278, added on March 4th, 2017 at 9:48 AM.

q7CPrO Thank you for sharing this fine write-up. Very interesting ideas! (as always, btw)

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