Meditations on Poetry

Poets seem to be much in demand.
Drawing room evenings, women's club meetings,
Literary luncheons, Chamber of Commerce dinners,
Wherever two or three sandwiches are gathered together
There is always a poet
Exchanging his " message "
For an equivalent bulk
Of chicken chow mein
And jellied sharks' fins.
All this is proof
Of a widespread hunger,
And not merely on the part of the poet.
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