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"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will stay with me forever as they sit inside me,getting turned over and over, being blown completely out of proportion."
"But if they're banned, where will I find poetry in the unexpected?"
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"Yes, I can remember when it was nothing but forest land as far as you could see."
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"You can still go over the river and through the woods, but it's cheaper to fly."
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Famous Ant Haikus.
"Remember, in the other version they had a pea-green boat, and here they're using public transportation."
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'You're on our turf, this is poet's corner.' 'It may be your corner, friend, but it's on writers block.'
"I'll try to be more like the owl if you'll be more like the pussycat."
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"I lied in my ad. I hate Wallace Stevens."
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"I'm trying to forget a pussycat."
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A dream of consequence
"I got the bagel less everythinged, and that has made all the difference."
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"Release our vaults from these thy vises, We've done our time in Hell; And lead us out these endless crises Of the troubled S. & L.s."
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"This one's going down."
"This 'road not taken' where we're going for dinner, was she also a road not travelled?"
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"Walt Whitman may well have contradicted himself, Mr. Dobkin, but chances are he wasn't under oath at the moment."
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"'Twas brillig and the slithy toves did gyre and gimble..."
A rose is a rose is a rose
T.S. Eliot lacks the courage to eat a peach.
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The Love Song Of J. Alfred Crew
"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
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"Yes, I know, Munger. But Wallace Stevens didn't scribble his damned verses on company time."