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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Celebrate National Poetry Month ... with a poem!

Posted by Staff

The Three Goals
David Budbill

The first goal is to see the thing itself
in and for itself, to see it simply and clearly
for what it is.
               No symbolism, please.

The second goal is to see each individual thing
as unified, as one, with all the other
ten thousand things.
               In this regard, a little wine helps a lot.

The third goal is to grasp the first and second goals,
to see universal and the particular,
               Regarding this one, call me when you get it.

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P.S.  Don't stop with one poem!  Visit the library to peruse our poetry section and check out some great books.  If that doesn't appeal, visit the Poetry Out Loud website to listen to some wonderful recitations of poems.  Stay tuned for Poetry Month celebrations at the library.

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