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Marge Piercy - A Work Of Artifice

The bonsai tree
in the attractive pot
could have grown eighty feet tall
on the side of a mountain
till split by lightning.
But a gardener
carefully pruned it.
It is nine inches high.
Every day as he
whittles back the branches
the gardener croons,
It is your nature
to be small and cozy,
domestic and weak;
how lucky, little tree,
to have a pot to grow in.
With living creatures
one must begin very early
to dwarf their growth:
the bound feet,
the crippled brain,
the hair in curlers,
the hands you
love to touch.

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Poet: Marge Piercy
Poem: A Work Of Artifice

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Comment 288 of 289, added on June 10th, 2015 at 12:33 AM.

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Comment 287 of 289, added on June 9th, 2015 at 12:33 AM.

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