Jack Gilbert (1925 - / Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
In Dispraise Of Poetry
When the King of Siam disliked a courtier,
he gave him a beautiful white elephant.
The miracle beast deserved such ritual
that to care for him properly meant ruin.
Yet to care for him improperly was worse.
It appears the gift could not be refused.
Jack Gilbert's Other Poems
- A Brief for the Defense
- Failing and Flying
- Going There
- Horses at Midnight without a Moon
- In Dispraise Of Poetry
- In Umbria
- Portrait Number Five: Against A New York...
- Recovering Amid The Farms
- Searching For Pittsburgh
- Summer at Blue Creek, North Carolina
- Tear It Down
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