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THE NATURE OF POETRY 

The nature of poetry 
Is under the skin 
The rug 
The deep blue sea
The big rock in the deep blue sea
The fathers' grave by the big rock
In the deep blue sea
The cinema screen that shows the fathers'
Grave by the big rock in the deep blue sea
The look of guiding angels watching
The cinema screen that shows the fathers'
Grave by the big rock in the deep blue sea

This secret that is ours 
We share sweat, meat,
& heat

It is the nature of poetry 

Tosh Berman 
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