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Ars Poetica

Ars Poetica

by Archibald MacLeish

Ars Poetica: Finish That Thought True or False

1. A poem should be palpable and muteas a globed fruit
2. A poem should be motionless in timeuntil it's time for dinner
3. A poem should be equal to:Not true
4. For all the history of griefAn empty doorway and a maple leaf
5. A poem should not mean anything

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