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Lines from Tony Hoagland (from “At the Galleria Shopping Mall”):
Today is the day she stops looking at faces,and starts assessing the labels of purses;So let it begin. Let her be dipped in the dazzling bountyand raised and wrung out again and again.
O covetous tongue, O fat fandango,O gnat tango in the hot, ochered light,O wind whirred leaves in subtle inferno,O flexing of sea, O stars bolted tight,
Kevin McFadden puns quite a bit, sometimes regrettably. There’s quite a doozy of a pun in his poem “Teeth“
A fascinating Conceptual Poem from the inimitable Christian Bok : The Great Order of the Universe
Also the Clive James essay “The Necessary Minimum” is worth it.