Poet Jeffery Beam
Poems

What I Know About Poetry

for William Carlos Williams & Jonathan Williams

Bindweed grabs
the cornstalk not
                                to strangle
but
        to blossom.
Honeysuckle trips
                                the walker
so he
        falls.

Thus:
to smell the sweet

        flowers
                        near
the intelligent
lowly
        ground.

From Visions of Dame Kind, 1995, The Jargon Society.

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