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the most beautiful manmade thing i ever saw
hank

grand central station to new york
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public library at a pegleg pace
 2
from stars past lions up spermaceti stairs
 3
to the rarified air of captains quarters
 4
 
 
(i laughed one time over a little
 5
illustrated diderot, vaulted gem
 6
postage stamp sized delivered with white gloves)
 7
 
 
scrimshawed paper telling Ishmael's tale
 8
sing songy unscathed ambergris ink
 9
oilthought penmanship that cursive line
 10
unravelled i'm sure goes round a pyramid.
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7 Mar 09

Rated 6.7 (9) by 3 users.
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excellent... more than ordinary language... refreshing... with an old scent of history... j.g.smiles
 — goeszon

smell the history.
 — hank

recently massaged.
 — hank

edited on the ides.
 — hank

This has craft pegged out all over it. Fine and evocative poem

Larry little germ Lark
 — larrylark

Nice poem Hank.
Made me think of that crazy bloke scrimmy
 — unknown

ahhh, scrimmy ain't crazy.
 — hank

Interested :)  I'll reread and rate later
thanks for a good one
 — technomancer

brilliant. billy bud and i say so.
 — stout

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