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IN AN AGE OF PROSE




                                       it is difficult to explain
                                                  OH

                                       that poetry
                                                  D CAMPTOWN LADIES

                                       is the imparting
                                                  SING DIS SONG

                                       of an experience
                                                  DOO DAH

                                       and not
                                                  DOO DAH
                                       what prose is:

                                                  D CAMPTOWN RACETRACK
                                       the imparting

                                                  FIVE MILES LONG
                                       of information.

                                                  OH D DOO DAH DAY
                                       readers told Gertrude Stein

                                                  GWINE TO RUN ALL NIGHT
                                       that they liked her work
                                                  GWINE TO RUN ALL DAY

                                       but didn't
                                                  BET MA MONEY

                                       understand it.
                                                  ON A BOBTAIL NAG

                                       Stein replied,
                                                  SOMEBODY

                                       "If you like it,
                                                  BET ON
                                       you understand it"

                                                  D GRAY





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