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Poem of the Day
I Cannot Give the Reasons
I cannot give the Reasons,Taken from 'Complete Nonsense'...
I only sing the Tunes:
The sadness of the Seasons,
The madness of the Moons.
I cannot be didactic
Or lucid, but I can
Be quite obscure and practic-
In gorgery and gushness
And all that's squishified
My voice has all the lushness
Of what I can't abide
And yet it has a beauty
Most proud and terrible
Denied to those whose duty
Is to be cerebral!
Among the antlered mountains
I make my viscous way
And watch the sepia fountains
Throw up their lime-green spray.
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